Johnny Babich

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Johnny Babich
Born: (1913-05-14)May 14, 1913
Albion, California
Died: January 19, 2001(2001-01-19) (aged 87)
Richmond, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 19, 1934, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 28, 1941, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 30-45
Earned run average 4.93
Strikeouts 231

John Charles Babich (May 14, 1913 – January 19, 2001) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched from 1934 to 1941 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Bees and Philadelphia Athletics.

Babich had his best season in 1940 with the Philadelphia Athletics when he went 14–13 with a 3.73 earned run average. The Athletics finished the year with a record of 54–100 and a team of ERA of 5.22.

1940 also saw Babich chalk up five victories against the New York Yankees. One of which took place on September 27 with New York riding an eight-game winning streak.[1] The Yankees, going for their fifth consecutive American League pennant, finished two games out of first place.

Babich was of Croatian descent.[2]


  1. ^ "Johnny Babich from the Chronology". Archived from the original on 2007-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Johnny Babich article: "courageous Croatian"". 

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