Tom Johnson (baseball, born 1951)

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Tom Johnson
Born: (1951-04-02)April 2, 1951
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1974, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1978, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 23-14
Strikeouts 166
Earned run average 3.39

Thomas Raymond Johnson (born April 2, 1951) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played five seasons in the majors, from 1974 until 1978 for the Minnesota Twins. He pitched in 129 games during his career, all but one as a reliever.

Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent in 1970. After four years in the Twins' minor league system, he made his major league debut on September 10, 1974. Johnson racked up twenty-three wins as a starter, then later a closer, over five years with the Twins, including sixteen in 1977.

After the 1978 season, Johnson was released, and signed a year later by the Chicago White Sox. He became a starter for the White Sox triple-A affiliate in Glens Falls, but was largely unsuccessful. After the 1980 season, Johnson retired at the age of twenty-nine.[1]


  1. ^ "Tom Johnson Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

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