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Johnny Hopp

  • Original Name John Leonard
  • Birth 18 Jul 1916 Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 1 Jun 2003 Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 7537055

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Cotny" and "Hippity Hopp", he played Major League baseball as an outfielder/1st baseman for fourteen seasons (1939 to 1952) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. A wild, fiery player in the mould of the Gashouse Gang, he was an integral part of the Cardinals teams of the World War II era that went to three consecutive World Series (winning against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns). When he played his first year as a start filling in for injured Cardinals star slugger Johnny Mize, he played so well, that St. Louis eventually shipped Mize to the New York Giants. In 1946 he was sold to the Boston Braves, with who he hit .333 and made his only career All-Star appearance. After playing with the Braves, Pirates and Dodgers over the next several years, he was picked up by the Yankees in 1950 as added insurance. He helped them to both the AL crown and the World Series championship in 1950 and 1951. He split 1952 with the Yankees and Tigers before retiring with career totals of 1,393 Games Played, 1,262 Hits, 46 Home Runs, 464 RBIs, and a career .296 Batting Average.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 5 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7537055
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Hopp (18 Jul 1916–1 Jun 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7537055, citing Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .