Johnnie Wittig

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Johnnie Wittig
Born: (1914-06-16)June 16, 1914
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: February 24, 1999(1999-02-24) (aged 84)
Nassawadox, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 1938, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 22, 1949, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–25
Earned run average4.89

John Carl Wittig (June 16, 1914 – February 24, 1999), nicknamed "Hans", was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball between 1938 and 1949 seasons for the New York Giants (1938–39, 1941, 1943) and Boston Red Sox (1949). Listed at 6 ft (1.83 m), 180 lb (82 kg), Wittig batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to German immigrants.[1]

In a five-season-career, Wittig posted a 10–25 record with a 4.89 ERA in 84 appearances, including 39 starts, seven complete games, one shutout, four saves, 121 strikeouts, 163 walks, and 307​13 innings of work.

Wittig died in Nassawadox, Virginia, at the age of 84.


  1. ^ Johnny [sic] Wittig at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Bill Nowlin, Retrieved January 31, 2019.

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