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    Ken Johnson, 1966 Atlanta Brave, passes away

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    Ken Johnson, who was a much better pitcher than his final career
    won-lost mark of 91-106 showed, passed away Saturday, November 21 at his home in Louisiana, at age 82.
    It was Johnson's fate to pitch for some bad teams in the early years of his career such as the Kansas City Athletics (1958-1961) and the even-worse expansion Houston Colt 45s/Astros (1962-1965). Johnson fared much better with the decent Atlanta Braves teams of the mid-60s where he went 40-25 in just under three seasons (1965-1967) and he went 6-2, 3.25 e.r.a. in a partial season with the 1961 Cincinnati Reds capping that season by pitching for them in that year's World Series.
    Overall he had 50 Complete Games, 7 Shut Outs, and threw one
    no-hitter. He was also Yankee, Cub, and Expo in a 13-year career that ended early in the 1970 season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico43 View Post
    Thanks to BB Birthdays for this heads up....

    Ken Johnson, who was a much better pitcher than his final career
    won-lost mark of 91-106 showed, passed away Saturday, November 21 at his home in Louisiana, at age 82.
    It was Johnson's fate to pitch for some bad teams in the early years of his career such as the Kansas City Athletics (1958-1961) and the even-worse expansion Houston Colt 45s/Astros (1962-1965). Johnson fared much better with the decent Atlanta Braves teams of the mid-60s where he went 40-25 in just under three seasons (1965-1967) and he went 6-2, 3.25 e.r.a. in a partial season with the 1961 Cincinnati Reds capping that season by pitching for them in that year's World Series.
    Overall he had 50 Complete Games, 7 Shut Outs, and threw one
    no-hitter. He was also Yankee, Cub, and Expo in a 13-year career that ended early in the 1970 season.
    Johnson is the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a full 9-inning complete game no-hitter and lose the game. All others were either 8-inning efforts, or combined with a reliever. His was the first no-hitter where the game was lost in any form and still the only one in any form in the NL.
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