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Johnny Blanchard

  • Birth 26 Feb 1933 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 25 Mar 2009 Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Section 30, Site 32
  • Memorial ID 35116948

Major League Baseball Player. Born John Edwin Blanchard, he played at the outfield and catcher positions for eight seasons (1955, 1959 to 1965) with the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics and Milwaukee Braves. He was a member of five American League Pennant-winning teams (1960 to 1964 Yankees), including two World Champion squads (1961 and 1962 Yankees). He appeared in 15 career total World Series games with 10 hits, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs and a .345 batting average. Blanchard made his big league debut with the Yankees on September 25, 1955 and enjoyed his most successful season in 1961, when he had 74 hits, with 21 home runs and a .305 batting average. In 516 career regular season games, he had 285 hits with a .239 lifetime batting average. He died from a heart attack.

Bio by: C.S.





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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35116948
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Blanchard (26 Feb 1933–25 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35116948, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .