Eddie Johnson (minors)

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Edwin Roberts Johnson, Sr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"In the Yale line-up two of the most noteworthy players are Outfielder Eddie Collins Jr., son of the Baseball Immortal who helped bring fame to Connie Mack's pre-War Athletics, and Pitcher Joe Wood Jr., son of famed "Smoky Joe"* who won 34 games for the Red Sox in 1912. At Colgate another Immortal's son, Pitcher George Sisler Jr., has proved he is a chip off the old bat. At the University of Maryland, scouts have had their eyes on a crack shortstop, Eddie Johnson, son of the Immortal "Big Train." - from Time Magazine, June 5, 1939

Eddie Johnson was one of Walter Johnson's sons. He was a talented athlete, playing baseball and basketball in college with some success, but afterwards chose to go back to the farm and had a long life as a farmer in Maryland.

"Eddie . . . has the long arms, huge hands and large square forehead of his father . . ." - from an article in Sports Illustrated, October 26, 1987

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