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Johnny Hopp
Original name: John Leonard Hopp
Birth: Jul. 18, 1916
Death: Jun. 1, 2003

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Cotny" and "Hippity Hopp", he played Major League baseball as an outfielder/1st baseman for fourteen seasons (1939 to 1952) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. A wild, fiery player in the mould of the Gashouse Gang, he was an integral part of the Cardinals teams of the World War II era that went to three consecutive World Series (winning against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns). When he played his first year as a start filling in for injured Cardinals star slugger Johnny Mize, he played so well, that St. Louis eventually shipped Mize to the New York Giants. In 1946 he was sold to the Boston Braves, with who he hit .333 and made his only career All-Star appearance. After playing with the Braves, Pirates and Dodgers over the next several years, he was picked up by the Yankees in 1950 as added insurance. He helped them to both the AL crown and the World Series championship in 1950 and 1951. He split 1952 with the Yankees and Tigers before retiring with career totals of 1,393 Games Played, 1,262 Hits, 46 Home Runs, 464 RBIs, and a career .296 Batting Average. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Parkview Cemetery
Hastings
Adams County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jun 05, 2003
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- bob tarte
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
I remember your performances with the Yankees in 1950&51. I think that they owe their world series wins in those years to a great extent to your hitting efforts-R.I.P.
- Richard Seibert M.D.
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Sep. 30, 2011
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