Johnny Hopp

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Johnny Hopp
Johnny Hopp Cardinals.jpg
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1916-07-18)July 18, 1916
Hastings, Nebraska
Died: June 1, 2003(2003-06-01) (aged 86)
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 18, 1939 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1952 for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .296
Home runs 46
Runs batted in 458
Career highlights and awards

John Leonard Hopp (Cotney) (July 18, 1916 – June 1, 2003) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. He was an All-Star in 1946.

Hopp was born in Hastings, Nebraska. Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1936, Hopp made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on September 18, 1939, and appeared in his final game on September 27, 1952.

He died, aged 86, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Hopp with the Yankees

The book Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodgers Dugout: Extra Innings (2004) includes short stories from former Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine. Hopp is featured in a number of these stories.

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