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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 17, 2010 at 06:09:20 PM

Among the guests at Old Timers Day, there were members of the 1950 team that beat the Phillies in the World Series. Besides Whitey Ford and Jerry Coleman, there were a few I was not aware of.  They were the following: 

Don Johnson
Hank Workman
Duane Pillette


So who is Don Johnson the ballplayer?

Johnson is from Portland Oregon and made his major league debut April 20. 1947 in the second game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park.  He pitched a complete game, going 10 innings and allowing two runs and 11 hits.  In 1950, he made eight appearances from 4/18-6/9. He pitched seven relief innings in one of the worst games of the year, a 16-2 loss to Cleveland and he gave up home runs to Jim Hegan and Joe Gordon.  By the time the World Series arrived, he was not one