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  Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society Gift Shoppe
Within the pages of Bright Star in a Shadowy Sky is the story of Indian Bob Johnson, one-quarter Cherokee, who had the patience to travel the long and circular route to the promised land of baseball stardom in the first half of the twentieth century.
A talent for baseball also appeared to be in the family bloodlines as Bob’s older brother Roy broke in as an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers in 1929, getting 201 base hits and batting.314.
In the 101 year history of the Athletics franchise, Bob Johnson is 4th in at bats, 5th in base hits, 4th in doubles, 5th in home runs (behind Mark McGwire, Foxx, Reggie Jackson and Jose Canseco), 3rd in runs batted in, total bases and extra base hits.
philadelphiaathletics.org /books/indian.html   (1517 words)

  
 The Baseball Analysts: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Away. . .
Johnson also finished fourth in the loop in home runs for the third time in his first three seasons and enjoyed his first 100 run/100 RBI season (he had topped 100 runs in both 1933 and 1934).
Baseball Almanac notes that this was the only time in baseball history where a player who led his team in RBI for seven straight years was traded.
Johnson lasted one year with the Senators where age and huge Griffith Stadium all but neutered his power as he slugged a career low.400, and for the first and only time in his career he failed to hit at least 10 home runs (7).
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2005/12/a_long_time_ago.php   (3071 words)

  
 Boston Red Sox - Epstein denies Johnson report - The Boston Globe
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was away on business yesterday, but a high-ranking MLB executive said Selig had not been approached about Johnson, and before any contact could take place, Selig would have to be informed.
Johnson's permission would be required for any deal to be made.
But Johnson's year-round home is in Arizona, and as the team's lone gate attraction, there are compelling reasons why the Diamondbacks would want him to return next season.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/07/08/epstein_denies_johnson_report   (773 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - BET founder would be good bet as baseball team owner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), told baseball officials last week that he'd like to buy 51% of the Montreal Expos and move the team to Washington, D.C. If that happens, he would become the first African-American to own the majority share of one of baseball's 30 major league teams.
As with many other stadiums built in recent years for use by professional sports teams, Johnson expects the stadium to be built with public funds and to have the lion's share of the revenue generated from the sale of luxury boxes and concessions.
Johnson isn't the only one who wants the Expos - two other Washington-area groups are vying for it - but he is the one most likely to give baseball the biggest boost.
usatoday.com /news/opinion/columnist/wickham/2002-10-15-wickham_x.htm   (703 words)

  
 20 Years Later - Part II - "Bad Bill" Dahlen and "Indian Bob" Johnson
As a fielder, Johnson led American League outfielders twice in assists and had a range factor of 2.38 compared to 2.29 for all outfielders during the time that he played.
With their statistics easily accessible to anyone that is willing to look at Total Baseball or The Baseball Encyclopedia, both Dahlen and Johnson have faired well with the better known statistical analysts, Bill James, Pete Palmer, Charles Faber, and Frank Peterson.
Johnson may be more questionable in the eyes of some readers, but he epitomized consistency at a high level for over a decade, and surely that's worthy of Hall of Fame recognition.
www.athomeplate.com /louisapt2.shtml   (878 words)

  
 Bob Johnson Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Bob Johnson was born on Sunday, November 26, 1905, in Pryor, Oklahoma.
Johnson was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1933, with the Philadelphia Athletics.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Johnson baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=johnsbo01   (318 words)

  
 NSHL - Bob Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Johnson's death from brain cancer had been expected, but that didn't lessen the sorrow of the team he transformed from one of hockey's worst franchises into Stanley Cup champions in just one year with his enthusiasm and energy.
Johnson recently was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame and will be honored next February as Pittsburgh's man of the year in sports by the Dapper Dan Club.
His baseball career was interrupted by the Korean War and, married with two children, he accepted a high school coaching job in 1956.
www.nshl.com /hall/badger.html   (624 words)

  
 BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: The Baseball Analysts: Brattain: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Away. . .
Dang, that makes Johnson's 1944 season a bit more impressive to me. Even with the war time talent I thought it was pretty good that he led the league in OPS at 38.
Baseball players weren't free agents in 1946 unless and until they were given their release by the major or minor league team holding their contract.
Johnson was either released by the Red Sox, and signed with the American Association Brewers as a free agent, or he was sold by the Red Sox to the Brewers.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/the_baseball_analysts_brattain   (2151 words)

  
 ESPN.com: NBA - Johnson scores another victory for progress
"Bob happens to be fl, but he also happens to be one of the most successful entrepreneurs in America," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
Certainly, one of the things that Bob brings to the table here is he's not earned tremendous wealth for himself, but has done so for others with his career.
Johnson, however, has no problem stating that he hopes to hire the brightest African-Americans and minorities to work for his franchise.
espn.go.com /nba/columns/spears_marc/1514129.html   (1070 words)

  
 Bob Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bob Johnson (baseball) ("Indian Bob" Johnson) (1905–1982), outfielder
Bob Johnson (ice hockey) ("Badger Bob" Johnson) (1931–1991), coach
Bob Johnson aka Robert J. Johnson, U.S. Congress candidate from New York in 2004 and 2006
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Johnson   (115 words)

  
 Bob Johnson | BaseballLibrary.com
On June 16, 1934 Johnson went six-for-six with two homers and two doubles, and on August 29, 1937 he set a ML record with six RBI in one inning on a grand slam and a double.
But Johnson was one of the few players to have serious difficulties with Connie Mack; he felt he was underpaid, and eventually demanded to be traded.
Johnson has led the A's in RBIs in each of the last seven seasons: no team has ever traded a slugger with that mark.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Johnson_Bob.stm   (589 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Total Recall
Lazzeri, according to legend, spent two weeks preparing for the prank he planned to pull on Johnson, doctoring a baseball by pounding it with a bat, soaking it in soapy water, and rubbing dirt into it, then coating it with white shoe polish to restore its resemblance to an ordinary ball.
As Bob Johnson opened the eighth inning, Wicker tossed up a muddied infield practice ball instead of the shiny new ball put into play by Umpire Johnny Quinn.
Johnson fouled off the pitch back of the plate amid a guffaw from the crowd of 4,425 fans and dignified silence from the umpires.
www.snopes.com /sports/baseball/mushball.asp   (880 words)

  
 Bob Jones High School Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The emphasis of our camp is to teach the fundamentals of baseball to fathers and sons in the local area in an effort to maintain and build upon a rising baseball tradition in the Madison community.
Our camp is designed not only to provide a tremendous baseball experience, but also to help young men develop into successful individuals with the aid of their true heroes, their fathers.
Brad Johnson of the wrestling booster club told the board the wrestling team was 22-6 this year.
www.bobjonesbaseball.com   (923 words)

  
 Bob Johnson Books on Amazon.com
Bob Johnson made his Major League debut on 04-12-1933 with the Philadelphia Athletics.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present all the Bob Johnson books currently listed on Amazon.com - the leading providing of online Bob Johnson books.
Did you know that Baseball Almanac is attempting to catalog every ballplayer who has appeared on a Baseball Digest Cover since the magazine was first published in August 1942 when major league games were confined to the eastern and midwestern regions of the country?
www.baseball-almanac.com /books/index.php?p=johnsbo01   (367 words)

  
 Living History: Finding Walter Johnson - Baseball Fever
Johnson resided in Montgomery County, near Bethesda, which is now situated just inside the Capitol Beltway (I-495) at the northwest quadrant of the loop.
Bob-I believe that I may have mentioned this in another post, but it was my maternal grandfathers' allegience to the Senators, due in large part to Walter Johnson, that caused me to become a Senators fan as well.
Johnson, after his playing days were over, settled into a quiet life of farming and public service, never having "cashed in" on his celebrity from his playing days, an example that many of today's so called "superstars" would do well to follow.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=17854   (2848 words)

  
 MLB in Norfolk? Bob Johnson is trying....-BlackAthlete.com
Johnson said that could even go as far as becoming part of an ownership group.
Burfoot said that Johnson began to explore the possibility of building a hotel in downtown Norfolk nearly a year ago and recently has become intrigued by the city's efforts to land a baseball team.
Baseball officials have said they hope to announce the Expos' new home for the 2005 season by mid-summer, although they have ignored their own deadlines repeatedly.
www.blackathlete.net /Baseball/041304.shtml   (847 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Johnson jumping gun on Expos' bid?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Under baseball's relocation scenario, Robert Johnson's reported attempt to buy the Montreal Expos must remain in limbo until governments in cities such as Washington, D.C., prove they're prepared to support a team.
Johnson, the wealthy founder of Black Entertainment Television who on Dec. 18 was awarded an NBA franchise for Charlotte, is preparing a formal bid for the Expos by retaining the brokerage firm of Shearson Lehman Bros.
But MLB President Bob DuPuy said Thursday such action by Johnson or any other potential ownership group is premature.
usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2003-01-02-johnson-expos_x.htm   (396 words)

  
 BBTF's Hall of Merit Discussion :: Bob Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lou Finney was Johnson’s teammate at Portland in 1932, and in fact Finney was elected to the 1932 PCL all-star team over Johnson (the other outfielders were Jigger Statz of Los Angeles and Ox Eckhardt of Mission).
Its position on Bob Johnson's defense is that he played mostly on bad defensive teams, therefore he was a bad defensive outfielder.
Bob Johnson (1.1% of his major league defensive appearances were as a third baseman, between 1933 and 1945).
baseballthinkfactory.org /files/hall_of_merit/discussion/bob_johnson   (6862 words)

  
 Bob Johnson | The BASEBALL Page
The hard-hitting left fielder was an All-Star in eight of his 13 seasons, and received MVP votes in six seasons, including his rookie year and the final year of his career.
Denied a spot in the majors until he was 27 years old, the Oklahoma-native stepped right in to Al Simmons vacated left field spot with the A's and had an outstanding rookie campaign in 1933, batting.290 with 44 doubles, 21 homers, 93 RBI, and 103 runs scored.
His older brother, Roy Johnson had one of the best rookie seasons in history.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/johnsbo01.php   (644 words)

  
 Star-Telegram | 10/14/2006 | BASEBALL NOTES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A private jet carrying Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and six others overran a runway at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., on Friday and was brought to a halt by an arresting system.
Reed might cross paths with two of the four candidates for the Rangers' managerial vacancy: Trey Hillman manages the Nippon Ham Fighters, and Mets third-base coach Manny Acta is a U.S. team assistant.
Rangers: Advance scout Bob Johnson left the team recently to take a job in the same capacity with the Mets.
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/sports/baseball/15759736.htm   (673 words)

  
 Bob Johnson (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnson spoiled no-hit games by getting the only hit for his club three times, with one of them being a homer off Yankees pitching ace Lefty Gómez (1937)
Johnson is one of three players in MLB history to drive home all of his club's runs in a single game (minimum eight runs)
Johnson matched this one-man offensive on June 12, 1938 when the Athletics beat the St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Johnson_(baseball)   (1474 words)

  
 The Baseball Analysts: War Stories (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bob Klapisch has covered baseball in New York for the New York Post, New York Daily News and, most recently, The Bergen Record and ESPN.com.
Posted by: Bob R. at June 26, 2006 09:26 AM This is interesting in light of the latest with Ozzie Guillen and Jay Mariotti.
Posted by: Bob R. at June 26, 2006 02:34 PM Somewhere in the book you mentioned Lenny Dykstra returning from the 1988-89 offseason with his back covered in acne and Lenny looking incredibly ripped, and he made some comment about taking "those funny vitamins".
baseballanalysts.com.cob-web.org:8888 /archives/2006/06/war_stories.php   (3406 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics
The University of Minnesota Duluth baseball team signed six more student-athletes to national letters of intent today, bringing the total of newcomers for next season to eight.
The University of Minnesota Duluth's 35th edition of intercollegiate baseball ended this past Friday due to extremely wet conditions at the North Central Conference Tournament in Mankato, Minn., eliminating all participants except the championship game contenders -- Minnesota State University-Mankato and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Greg Aker and Alex Johnson, who both closed out their respective collegiate baseball careers earlier this month, have been selected to the 2006 All-North Central Conference Team.
www.umdbulldogs.com /mens/baseball   (442 words)

  
 Camp Quarterback Bob Johnson Biography Football Quarterback Training
Several of Johnson's high school quarterbacks have gone on to be highly recruited by Division 1 schools, including his two sons Bret and Rob Johnson.
Bob's approach to teaching the art of quarterbacking encompasses the entire player.
A quarterback himself for the Fresno State Bulldog's, Coach Johnson believes in the importance of character, toughness, leadership and family in developing his quarterbacks.
www.hitrunscore.com /bob-johnson-biography.html   (1007 words)

  
 Bob Johnson 1982 Game by Game Batting Logs
Bob Johnson appeared in 20 Major League games during the 1982 regular season.
The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Johnson appeared in, specifically relating to his 1982 hitting statistics.
If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Johnson started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/hittinglogs.php?p=johnsbo04&y=1982   (148 words)

  
 JOHNSON_AB-FHA
In about 1970, Johnson AB was turned over to the JASDF (Japan Air Self Defense Force).
However, Hyde Park was not officially part of Johnson AB and at least by 1976 it became a public park - the 30 or so homes and buildings were vacant.
Fortunately, I had visited the park several times prior to this and had taken some photos of the homes and the fire station with the Johnson AB sign.
bobp31.homestead.com /JOHNSON_AB-FHA.html   (716 words)

  
 Bob Groom | BaseballLibrary.com
At 16 years, six months, and 22 days, Curry is the youngest player in American League history and the youngest major league position player in the 20th century (his birth date is reported as both 1889 and 1893).
Walter Johnson's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia seals the last-place finish for Washington with 110 losses-Johnson and
and Walter Johnson of the Nationals, and takes a 5—4 loss when Eddie Collins' wild throw lets the winning run score.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Groom_Bob.stm   (574 words)

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