Johnny Mostil
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Center fielder
Born: (1896-06-01)June 1, 1896
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: December 10, 1970(1970-12-10) (aged 74)
Midlothian, Illinois, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1918, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 19, 1929, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.301
Home runs23
Runs batted in375
Stolen bases176
Career highlights and awards

John Anthony Mostil (June 1, 1896 – December 10, 1970) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox (1918, 1921–29). Born in Chicago, Illinois, he had a career batting average of .301.


Mostil led the American League in runs scored in 1925, and in stolen bases in 1925 and 1926.[1] Mostil attempted suicide in 1927.[2] He recovered, but only played two more years.[1] He hit .300 four times with a high of .328 in 1926.

In a 10-season career, Mostil posted a .301 batting average (1054-3507), with 23 home runs, 618 runs, and 375 RBI in 972 games played. His on-base percentage was .386 and slugging percentage was .427.

After baseball

After retiring as an active player, Mostil became a minor league manager and a scout for the White Sox.[1] In the 1960s, he coached at the Chicago White Sox Boys Camp, a sports camp in Brothertown, Wisconsin, owned by the Chicago White Sox. Mostil died at age 74 in Midlothian, Illinois.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Charlton, James; Shatzkin, Mike; Holtje, Stephen (1990). The Ballplayers: baseball's ultimate biographical reference. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow. p. 766. ISBN 0-87795-984-6.
  2. ^ "The Baseball Biography Project. (SABR)". Retrieved 2008-08-21.