Jing Johnson

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Jing Johnson
Born: (1894-10-09)October 9, 1894
Parker Ford, Pennsylvania
Died: December 6, 1950(1950-12-06) (aged 56)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1928, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 24-37
Strikeouts 166
ERA 3.35

Russell Conwell "Jing" Johnson (October 9, 1894 – December 6, 1950) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in five seasons for the Athletics in three separate stints, 19161917, 1919 and 19271928. The first gap was due to Johnson's service in World War I, while the second, seven-year gap was precipitated by a salary dispute with Athletics owner Connie Mack,[1] during which Johnson worked as a research chemist.

Jing was an alumnus of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, where he later served as athletic director.[1] He died in an automobile accident in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Ted (2010). The Ultimate Philadelphia Athletics Reference Book 1901-1954. USA: XLibris Corporation. p. 456. ISBN 9781450025720. 

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