Billy Johnson
William Russell Johnson
(Bull)
 
Born: August 30, 1918 in Montclair, NJ
Died: June 20, 2006 - 87 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'10" Wt: 180
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the New York Yankees as an Amateur Free Agent in 1936
- Served in the MM/Army during World War II

Comparison

Comparison
Third Basemen
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Bob Elliott
1939 - 1953
3B
50.7
 
51.8
-3.0
0.0
-1.9
2 George Kell
1943 - 1957
3B
37.5
Pl
 
35.4
1.6
0.0
-0.6
3 Eddie Yost
1944 - 1962
3B
34.3
WW2
 
45.9
-10.7
0.0
0.9
4 Ken Keltner
1937 - 1950
3B
33.8
WW2
 
27.4
7.2
0.0
0.7
5 Al Rosen
1947 - 1956
3B
32.4
WW2
 
31.5
0.4
0.0
-0.5
6 Buddy Lewis
1935 - 1949
3B
26.8
WW2
 
26.1
-1.3
0.0
-2.0
7 Ray Boone
1948 - 1960
3B
25.6
WW2
 
27.2
-0.2
0.0
1.4
8 Willie Jones
1947 - 1961
3B
25.2
WW2
 
29.2
-2.3
0.0
1.8
9 Hank Thompson
1947 - 1956
3B
24.6
WW2
Y
 
23.8
1.6
0.0
0.8
10 Whitey Kurowski
1941 - 1949
3B
24.0
 
24.4
-0.1
0.0
0.3
11 Grady Hatton
1946 - 1960
3B
17.7
WW2
 
19.4
-0.4
0.0
1.3
12 Billy Johnson
1943 - 1953
3B
15.0
WW2
 
11.8
3.2
0.0
-0.1
13 Bobby Adams
1946 - 1959
3B
14.4
WW2
 
15.3
1.6
0.0
2.5
14 Hank Majeski
1939 - 1955
3B
13.3
WW2
 
10.5
3.1
0.0
0.3
15 Billy Cox
1941 - 1955
3B
10.0
WW2
 
10.1
2.7
0.0
2.8
16 Floyd Baker
1943 - 1955
3B
7.6
 
4.1
4.3
0.0
0.8
17 Bobby Brown
1946 - 1954
3B
6.5
WW2
 
6.6
0.2
0.0
0.3
18 Bob Dillinger
1946 - 1951
3B
5.3
WW2
 
9.6
-4.3
0.0
-0.1
19 Spider Jorgensen
1947 - 1951
3B
3.5
WW2
 
3.5
0.1
0.0
0.1
20 Nap Reyes
1943 - 1950
3B
2.5
 
2.5
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
21 Jack Lohrke
1947 - 1953
3B
2.1
WW2
 
2.9
-0.2
0.0
0.6
22 Sibby Sisti
1939 - 1954
3B
1.8
WW2
 
6.8
-1.9
0.0
3.1
23 Eddie Kazak
1948 - 1952
3B
1.8
WW2
 
1.7
0.1
0.0
0.1
24 Don Lang
1938 - 1948
3B
1.8
WW2
 
1.4
0.5
0.0
0.1
25 Bobby Rhawn
1947 - 1949
3B
0.8
WW2
 
0.7
0.3
0.0
0.2
26 Nanny Fernandez
1942 - 1950
3B
0.7
WW2
 
1.7
-0.8
0.0
0.2
27 Eddie Bockman
1946 - 1949
3B
0.6
WW2
 
0.1
0.6
0.0
0.1
28 Pete Castiglione
1947 - 1954
3B
0.5
WW2
 
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.8
29 Vern Benson
1943 - 1953
3B
0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
30 Don Richmond
1941 - 1951
3B
-0.5
WW2
 
-0.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
31 Kermit Wahl
1944 - 1951
3B
-1.7
 
-1.0
-0.2
0.0
0.6
32 Mark Christman
1938 - 1949
3B
-2.0
WW2
 
-0.1
0.6
0.0
2.5
33 Putsy Caballero
1944 - 1952
3B
-3.0
 
-1.7
-0.7
0.0
0.6
34 Billy Hitchcock
1942 - 1953
3B
-5.2
WW2
 
-2.7
-0.9
0.0
1.7
 
  Billy Johnson
1943 - 1953
3B
15.0
WW2
 
11.8
3.2
0.0
-0.1
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