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Full Name: John Robert Mize Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 First Game: April 16, 1936
Birthdate: January 7, 1913 Final Game: September 26, 1953
Birthplace: Demorest, Georgia MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: June 2, 1993
Deathplace: Demorest, Georgia
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981


Biography

Johnny Mize (John Robert Mize) was born on January 7, 1913 in Demorest, Georgia. He made his Major League debut on April 16, 1936 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1936, his rookie year, he hit .329 with 19 home runs and 93 RBI. Mize played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and New York Yankees over the course of his 15 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Johnny Mize's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1947, when he slugged 51 home runs, hit for a .302 average and knocked in 138 runs. However, others believe that it was 1940, when he slugged 43 home runs, hit for a .314 average and knocked in 137 runs.

  • All-Star Games: 10 times (1937, 1939-1942, 1946-1949, 1952)
  • World Series Champion: 5 times, all with the New York Yankees (1949-1953)
  • Finished in the top ten in AVG 7 times and finished with a .312 mark for his career, 84th best all-time
  • Finished in the top ten in OBP 9 times and finished with a .397 mark for his career, 69th best all-time
  • Led the league in SLG 4 times, finished in the top ten 9 times, and finished with a .562 career mark, 19th best all-time
  • Led the league in total bases 3 times and finished 2nd 4 times
  • Led the league in home runs 4 times and finished in the top ten 11 times
  • Led the league in RBI 3 times and finished in the top ten 11 times

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1936 STL N 126 414 76 136 19 93 .329 .402 .577 30 8 50 32 1 4 1 0 4
1937 STL N 145 560 103 204 25 113 .364 .427 .595 40 7 56 57 5 0 2 0 5
1938 STL N 149 531 85 179 27 102 .337 .422 .614 34 16 74 47 4 0 0 0 14
1939 STL N 153 564 104 197 28 108 .349 .444 .626 44 14 92 49 4 10 0 0 9
1940 STL N 155 579 111 182 43 137 .314 .404 .636 31 13 82 49 5 0 7 0 10
1941 STL N 126 473 67 150 16 100 .317 .406 .535 39 8 70 45 1 3 4 0 8
1942 NY N 142 541 97 165 26 110 .305 .380 .521 25 7 60 39 5 1 3 0 8
1946 NY N 101 377 70 127 22 70 .337 .437 .576 18 3 62 26 5 1 3 0 5
1947 NY N 154 586 137 177 51 138 .302 .384 .614 26 2 74 42 4 0 2 0 6
1948 NY N 152 560 110 162 40 125 .289 .395 .564 26 4 94 37 4 0 4 0 7
1949 NY N 106 388 59 102 18 62 .263 .351 .441 15 0 50 19 3 1 1 0 5
1949 NY A 13 23 4 6 1 2 .261 .393 .435 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
1949 Total 119 411 63 108 19 64 .263 .354 .440 16 0 54 21 4 1 1 0 5
1950 NY A 90 274 43 76 25 72 .277 .351 .595 12 0 29 24 2 0 0 0 4
1951 NY A 113 332 37 86 10 49 .259 .339 .398 14 1 36 24 4 0 1 0 7
1952 NY A 78 137 9 36 4 29 .263 .327 .416 9 0 11 15 2 0 0 0 6
1953 NY A 81 104 6 26 4 27 .250 .339 .394 3 0 12 17 2 0 0 0 1
Total NL 1509 5573 1019 1781 315 1158 .320 .405 .577 328 82 764 442 41 20 27 0 81
Total AL 375 870 99 230 44 179 .264 .342 .463 39 1 92 82 11 0 1 0 18
Total 1884 6443 1118 2011 359 1337 .312 .397 .562 367 83 856 524 52 20 28 0 99

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1936 STL N 1B 97 0 0 897 66 6 63 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1936 STL N OF 8 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1937 STL N 1B 144 0 0 1308 67 17 104 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1938 STL N 1B 140 0 0 1297 93 15 117 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1939 STL N 1B 152 0 0 1348 90 19 123 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1940 STL N 1B 153 0 0 1376 80 14 105 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1941 STL N 1B 122 0 0 1157 82 8 104 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1942 NY N 1B 138 0 0 1393 74 8 98 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1946 NY N 1B 101 0 0 928 83 11 80 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1947 NY N 1B 154 0 0 1381 118 6 120 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1948 NY N 1B 152 0 0 1359 111 13 114 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1949 NY N 1B 101 0 0 906 65 6 77 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1949 NY A 1B 6 0 0 47 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1949 Total 1B 107 0 0 953 68 7 82 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1950 NY A 1B 72 0 0 490 31 2 73 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1951 NY A 1B 93 0 0 632 44 4 86 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1952 NY A 1B 27 0 0 218 18 3 32 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1953 NY A 1B 15 0 0 113 7 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 1667 0 0 14850 1032 133 1320 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total OF 8 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by St. Louis Cardinals (1930).
  • Sold by St. Louis Cardinals to Cincinnati Reds (December 13, 1934).
  • Returned to St. Louis Cardinals (April 15, 1935).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to New York Giants in exchange for Ken O'Dea, Bill Lohrman, Johnny McCarthy and $50000 (December 11, 1941).
  • Sold by New York Giants to New York Yankees for $40000 (August 22, 1949).
  • Released by New York Yankees (November 25, 1953).

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