Johnny Humphries

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Johnny Humphries
Born: (1915-06-23)June 23, 1915
Clifton Forge, Virginia
Died: June 24, 1965(1965-06-24) (aged 50)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 1938, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 52-63
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 317

John William Humphries (June 23, 1915 in Clifton Forge, Virginia – June 24, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1938 to 1946. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies.[1] When Humphries joined the Indians in 1938, he was thought to have the best fastball in the American League.[2]


  1. ^ "Johnny Humphries Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-06.
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 251.

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