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Johnny Bassler

Johnny Bassler Hollywood 1928

Inducted 1943 (Player)

Position: Catcher

Height: 5-9

Weight: 170

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Born: June 3, 1895 in Mechanics Grove, PA

Died: June 29, 1979 in Santa Monica, CA

Notes: Inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class in 1943...First season in professional baseball was in 1913 when he played for the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association at the age of 18...Also played for the Cleveland Spiders of the American Association in 1915 (29 games)...Was a member of the Cleveland Naps (1913-14) and Detroit Tigers (1921-27), playing in 811 games and batting .304...Ended the 1937 season as the Manager of the Seattle Indians, posting a record of 61-69...Was a part of three PCL Championship-winning teams: Los Angeles Angels in 1916 and the Hollywood Stars in 1929 and 1930.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Tm G AB H 2B 3B HR BA TB
1915 Los Angeles 48 108 30 5 0 0 .278 35
1916 Los Angeles 124 349 106 16 3 0 .304 128
1917 Los Angeles 94 264 75 6 4 0 .284 89
1919 Los Angeles 78 259 71 10 2 1 .274 88
1920 Seattle 147 454 145 26 8 1 .319 190
1928 Hollywood 127 373 112 12 2 2 .300 134
1929 Hollywood 107 299 75 15 1 0 .251 92
1930 Hollywood 123 348 127 18 1 0 .365 147
1931 Hollywood 103 316 112 15 0 0 .354 127
1932 Hollywood 156 443 158 23 1 1 .357 186
1933 Hollywood 122 330 111 18 2 0 .336 133
1934 Hollywood 123 308 108 16 1 0 .351 126
1935 Hollywood 6 5 0 0 0 0 .000 0
1936 Seattle 111 260 92 16 2 0 .354 112
1937 Seattle 56 99 31 2 0 0 .313 33
Totals 1525 4215 1353 198 27 5 0.321 1620