Johnny Mostil

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Johnny Mostil
Born: (1896-06-01)June 1, 1896
Chicago, Illinois
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
Career statistics
Batting average .301
Runs scored 618
Runs batted in 376
Stolen bases 176
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AL in Plate Appearances (716), Runs (125) and Walks (90) in 1925
  • Led AL in Stolen Bases in 1925 (43) and 1926 (35)
  • Holds White sox single season record for Runs (135 in 1925)

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, Illinois, he had a career batting average of .301.


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]

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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  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.