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Johnny Callison

Johnny Callison

Position(s):
LF, OF, CF, RF, DH
Born:
March 12, 1939
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
175 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-09-1958 with CHA
Allstar Selections:
1964 AsMVP

"He can run, throw, field, and hit with power," Gene Mauch said of Oklahoma-born Johnny Callison. "There's nothing he can't do well on a ball field." Playing for Mauch with Philadelphia, the lefthanded hitter batted as high as .300, hit as many as 32 HR, twice knocked in over 100 runs, and twice scored over 100. He led the NL with 40 doubles in 1966, and twice hit three homers in a game. In the 1964 All-Star Game, he hit a dramatic homer with two on and two out in the ninth off Dick Radatz to give the NL a 7-4 victory. That year, Callison finished second to Cardinal Ken Boyer in NL MVP balloting.

1964 All Star Game Homerun

 
Tagged:
1964 All Star Game, Chicago Cubs, Gene Mauch, Johnny Callison, Philadelphia Phillies
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