Johnny Lanning

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Johnny Lanning
Born: (1910-09-06)September 6, 1910
Asheville, North Carolina
Died: November 8, 1989(1989-11-08) (aged 79)
Asheville, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1936, for the Boston Bees
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1947, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 58-60
Earned run average 3.58
Strikeouts 295

John Young Lanning (September 6, 1910 – November 8, 1989) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1936 to 1947. He played for the Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Boston Braves.[1] Lanning's main pitches were a hard curve and a slow curve.[2]

Lanning attended North Carolina State College, where he played college baseball for the Wolfpack.[3]


  1. ^ "Johnny Lanning Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 274.
  3. ^ "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 23 November 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

External links[edit]