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Encyclopedia > Kelly Johnson (baseball)
Kelly Johnson

Johnson, playing for the Braves in June 2007
Atlanta Braves — No. 2
Second base
Born: February 22, 1982 (1982-02-22) (age 25)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
May 29, 2005 for the Atlanta Braves
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 30, 2007)
Batting average     .270
Home runs     24
RBI     103
Teams

Kelly Andrew Johnson (born February 22, 1982 in Austin, Texas) is a Major League Baseball second baseman with the Atlanta Braves. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Johnson was drafted in the first round (38th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves. Johnson made his Major League debut with the Braves on May 29, 2005 and became a regular outfielder, due to the many injuries that plagued the Braves early in the 2005 season. Johnson was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of June 13 after batting .417 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 24 at-bats.[1] The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ...


An elbow injury sidelined Johnson for the entire 2006 season. He was placed on the disabled list during spring training after experiencing pain while making throws from the outfield, and had Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on June 1.[2] During the offseason, Johnson spent many hours with Braves first base coach Glenn Hubbard at Turner Field to learn how to play second base effectively. Johnson earned the starting position at second base and as the leadoff hitter for the Braves for the 2007 season. He has exceeded all expectations as a second baseman defensively, and has proved to be one of the majors' most productive hitters at his position. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, knee, or foot of the patient). ... Dr. James Andrews is an orthopaedic surgeon, widely considered one of the foremost surgeons in the United States for knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries[1][2][3]. He is also credited with performing some of the very earliest arthroscopies[4]. Dr. Andrews is well known for performing orthopaedic surgery on... Glenn Dee Hubbard (born September 25, 1957 in Hahn AFB, West Germany) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1978 to 1989, primarily for the Atlanta Braves, but also for the Oakland Athletics. ... View from the outfield Turner Field is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... In baseball, a leadoff hitter is a batter who bats first in the lineup. ...


On April 8, Johnson hit the first leadoff homer of his career in a 3-2 win against the New York Mets.[3] In late June, Johnson lost his position as the leadoff hitter in the Braves lineup. In the 48 games Johnson played in May and June, his on-base percentage was .325, well below the acceptable rate for a good leadoff hitter. Willie Harris, who took over the role as primary leadoff hitter, had an on-base percentage of .440 prior to June 22 (Johnson's last game as the leadoff hitter), prompting Braves manager Bobby Cox to make the change.[4] (As of August 10, Johnson had an on-base percentage of .419 since June 22.) In addition to being demoted from the top of the order, Johnson's offensive struggles motivated Cox to move Johnson into a platoon at second base with Yunel Escobar.[5] Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... Willard Willie Harris (born June 22, 1978 in Cairo, Georgia, in the United States) is a second baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves organization. ... Robert Joseph Cox (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) is the current and longtime manager of the Atlanta Braves, and a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Yunel Escobar (born November 2, 1982 in Havana, Cuba) is a current infielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves. ...


References

  1. ^ "Johnson wins NL Player of the Week". MLB.com (2005-06-20).
  2. ^ "Notes: Chipper looking for power surge". MLB.com (2006-06-01).
  3. ^ "Kelly Johnson: 9 Home Runs in Career, batting 1st". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "Notes: Offense remains mired in slump". MLB.com (2007-06-25).
  5. ^ "Notes: Possible platoon at second". MLB.com (2007-06-26).
  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kelly Johnson (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (159 words)
Kelly Andrew Johnson (born February 22, 1982 in Austin, Texas) is a Major League Baseball player with the Atlanta Braves.
Johnson made his Major League debut with the Braves on May 29, 2005 and has become a regular outfielder, due to the many injuries that plagued the Braves in the 2005 season.
Johnson was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of June 13 after batting.417 with three home runs.
Bob Johnson (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (822 words)
Johnson played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1933-42, after Connie Mack had traded away most of his star players.
Johnson was one of the most consistent players of the 1930's and 40's, and missed out on adding to his totals by not getting a chance to play until he was 27.
Indian Bob Johnson is one of three players in MLB history to drive home all of their club's runs in a single game (minimum 8 runs).
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