John Johnstone (baseball)

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John Johnstone

Born: (1968-11-25) November 25, 1968 (age 46)
Liverpool, New York

Graduated from Bishop Ludden High School
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1993 for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2000 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 15–19
Earned Run Average 4.01
Strikeouts 234

John William Johnstone (born November 25, 1968 in Liverpool, New York), is a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1993 to 2000. He played for the Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco Giants.

Johnstone was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1987 amateur baseball draft. His best minor league season was 1990, when he compiled a 15-6 win-loss record with an earned-run average of 2.24 for the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1993 expansion draft.

Johnstone's two best seasons in the major leagues were 1998 and 1999 with the Giants. During those two season he appeared in 132 games, all in relief. His combined record was 10-11 with a 2.83 earned-run average. He retired from professional baseball following the 2000 season with a back injury.

In 2012, Johnstone was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.[1]


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