Bob Johnson

1966 Topps

A veteran of 11 big-league seasons, Johnson broke into the majors in 1960 with the Kansas City A’s and finished his career in 1970 with the same team, which was now located in Oakland. In between, he played for the Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. Primarily a backup, Johnson appeared in 135 games for the 1962 Senators. He hit .288 that season with a career-high 12 home runs, 43 RBI and 58 runs scored. For his career, Johnson hit .272 with 44 home runs in 874 games.


The stadium Johnson refers to in the answer to his last question is Washington’s RFK Stadium, which is probably most notable for being the home of the Washington Redskins for 35 years. Originally named District of Columbia Stadium, the field was home to the Senators from 1962 until they moved to Texas and became the Rangers in 1972. The first baseball game played at DC Stadium happened on April 9, 1962 and President John F. Kennedy was indeed in attendance to see the hometown club defeat the Detroit Tigers 4-1. Johnson played shortstop that day and had three hits, including the first home run hit in the brand new park.

Bob Johnson – career stats

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