Johnny Enzmann

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John Enzmann
(Gentleman John)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Enzmann pitched four years in the majors, with a good 2.84 ERA. He also had 16 years in the minors, including parts of seven seasons with the Newark Indians/Newark Bears. He had a long life, living to age 94.

Johnny was born in Brooklyn, NY, and made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Robins in 1914, although he had spent a couple of successful years with Newark prior to that. Enzmann was a year older than teammate Casey Stengel. After more time in the minors, primarily with Newark, he came back to the majors.

Johnny had most of his major league appearances with the Cleveland Indians in 1918 and 1919. Lee Fohl was manager most of the time, and the teams played well over .500. Johnny was the same age as teammate Stan Coveleski. Half of 1919 was spent with the Milwaukee Brewers.

During the off-season he was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies and played his last major league year for them in 1920. He was with the Syracuse Stars for half the season, where he also managed. He then played in the minors through 1928.

After he retired from pro ball, he played for Brooklyn semi-pro teams until 1938. In 1929 and 1930 he pitched for the Glendale Farmers, in 1931 he pitched for the Farmers and the Roosevelt Savings Bank. In 1932 he pitched for the Farmers again, and in 1933 he pitched for the Farmers, and managed, pitched, and played left field for the Arctic Club, a team in the Inter-City Baseball Association. In 1934 he pitched for the Glendale Farmers, the Bay Parkways, and the Creedmoor State Hospital. In 1935 he pitched five games for the Brooklyn Bushwicks, and in 1936 he pitched for the Farmers and Addie Klein's All-Stars. He pitched two games for the Brooklyn Bushwicks in 1937, and in 1938 he pitched one more game for the Bushwicks, spending most of his time with the Arctic Club.

He managed the Arctic Club in 1933 and 1934, the Glendale Farmers in 1936, and the Melvinas club in 1939. He coached for the Bay Parkways in 1934.

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