Alexander Johnson (born
December 7, 1942, in Helena, Arkansas is a former professional baseball player.
He was an outfielder
and designated hitter
over parts of 13 seasons
with the Philadelphia
, St. Louis
, Cincinnati Reds
, Texas Rangers
, New York Yankees
and Detroit Tigers
. He won the 1970 American League
batting title while playing
for the California
. Johnson turned down many football scholarships to
pursue his dream of baseball.
His brother, Ron
, was a
professional football player.
Johnson holds the distinction of being the only player in the 20th
century to play 10 or more years in the big leagues but never for
more than two seasons with any one team.
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