Billy Johnson (baseball)
Born: August 30, 1918|
Montclair, New Jersey
Died: June 20, 2006 (aged 87)|
|April 22, 1943 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|May 10, 1953 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||487|
Career highlights and awards
William Russell Johnson (August 30, 1918 – June 20, 2006) was an American professional baseball player. He was a third baseman in Major League Baseball who played in 964 games for the New York Yankees in the 1940s and later with the St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "Bull," standing Script error: No such module "convert". tall and weighing Script error: No such module "convert"..
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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