Johnny Mostil

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Johnny Mostil
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Center fielder
Born: (1896-06-01)June 1, 1896
Chicago
Died: December 10, 1970(1970-12-10) (aged 74)
Midlothian, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 19, 1929, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .301
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 375
Stolen bases 176
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John Anthony Mostil (June 1, 1896 – December 10, 1970) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox (1918, 1921–29). Born in Chicago, he had a career batting average of .301.

Career[edit]

Mostil led the American League in runs scored in 1925, and in stolen bases in 1925 and 1926.[1] Mostil attempted suicide in 1927.[2] He recovered, but only played two more years.[1] He hit .300 4 times with a high of .328 in 1926.

After baseball[edit]

After retiring as an active player, Mostil became a minor league manager and a scout for the White Sox.[1] In the 1960s, he coached at the Chicago White Sox Boys Camp, a sports camp in Brothertown, Wisconsin, owned by the Chicago White Sox. Mostil died at age 74 in Midlothian, Illinois.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Charlton, James; Shatzkin, Mike; Holtje, Stephen (1990). The Ballplayers: baseball's ultimate biographical reference. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow. p. 766. ISBN 0-87795-984-6. 
  2. ^ "The Baseball Biography Project. (SABR)". Retrieved 2008-08-21.