John Robert Mize (The Big Cat or Big Jawn)
Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: January 7, 1913 in Demorest, GA
School: Piedmont College (Demorest, GA)
Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1930. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1936 (Age 23.100, 6,638th in MLB history) vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Yankees 1936-1953
Last Game: September 26, 1953 (Age 40.262) vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1981.
View Johnny Mize Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: June 2, 1993 in Demorest, GA
Buried: Yonah View Memorial Gardens, Demorest, GA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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