Johnny Couch

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Johnny Couch
Johnny Couch (1917 Tigers) 2.jpg
Born: (1891-03-31)March 31, 1891
Vaughn, Montana
Died: December 8, 1975(1975-12-08) (aged 84)
Palo Alto, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1917, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1925, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 29-34
Earned run average 4.63
Strikeouts 112

John Daniel Couch (March 31, 1891 Vaughn, Montana – December 8, 1975 Palo Alto, California) was a Major League Baseball player.

Baseball career[edit]

During World War I, John Couch served as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in France. After the war, he began his Major League Baseball career as a pitcher in 1917 with the Detroit Tigers.[1] He did not play again until 1922 with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1923 he played part of the season with the Reds and the other part with the Philadelphia Phillies. It was in this season that he pitched 16 wins, the most in his career. The next season, he continued playing with the Phillies until 1925 when he ended his Major League career.

He appeared on Zeenut Series baseball cards for 1916 and 1919.

Later life[edit]

Couch later worked for the California Highway Patrol as a motorcycle officer. He retired, remaining in Palo Alto with his wife, the former Miss Zetta Mills. They had one child, Mary Jean Couch.


  1. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2003. p. 1143. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 

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