Rankin Johnson Sr.

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Rankin Johnson
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Pitcher
Born: (1888-02-04)February 4, 1888
Burnet, Texas
Died: July 2, 1972(1972-07-02) (aged 84)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1914, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 16, 1918, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record22-30
Strikeouts169
Earned run average2.92
Teams

Adam Rankin "Tex" Johnson Sr. (February 4, 1888 in Burnet, Texas – July 2, 1972 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. His son, Rankin Johnson, Jr., was also a Major League pitcher. His father was the Civil War military leader Stovepipe Johnson

He began his professional career with the Austin Senators of the Texas League in 1908. His best season pitching was in 1916 with the Fort Worth Panthers of the Texas League. His record was 15-12 in 35 appearances that year. Later in his minor league career he was a player/coach for four seasons (1923-1926). His last professional season was in 1926 for the Chambersburg Maroons of the Blue Ridge League.

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