Don Johnson (second baseman)
December 7, 1911|
Died: April 6, 2000
Laguna Beach, California
|September 26, 1943, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 16, 1948, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Career highlights and awards|
Donald Spore Johnson (December 7, 1911 – April 6, 2000), nicknamed "Pep," was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs from 1943 to 1948. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he attended Oregon State University before beginning his professional baseball career.
Johnson's best seasons were during Associated Press after the official game was canceled.
To date, Johnson is the last Cub to come to bat in a World Series game. He grounded into a force out to end the 1945 World Series defeat to the Detroit Tigers.
- Johnson led the National League with 22 sacrifice hits in 1945.
- His nickname was "Pep."
- Baseball Reference