Johnny Callison

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John Wesley Callison (March 12, 1939 – October 12, 2006) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball, best known for his years with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1960 to 1969. He led the National League in triples twice and doubles once, and gained his greatest prominence in a 1964 season in which he was runnerup for the Most Valuable Player Award and was named MVP of the All-Star Game. He also led the NL in outfield assists four consecutive times and in double plays once, and ended his career among the top five Phillies in home runs (185) and triples (84).

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Acting Credits

1964
1964 MLB All-Star Game (1964) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Outfielder

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  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (10 August 1964)

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Major League batting statistics for Johnny Callison.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1958 CHW 18 64 10 19 4 2 1 12 1 6 14 0.297 0.352 0.469
1959 CHW 49 104 12 18 3 0 3 12 0 13 20 0.173 0.271 0.288
1960 PHI 99 288 36 75 11 5 9 30 0 45 70 0.260 0.360 0.427
1961 PHI 138 455 74 121 20 11 9 47 10 69 76 0.266 0.363 0.418
1962 PHI 157 603 107 181 26 10 23 83 10 54 96 0.300 0.363 0.491
1963 PHI 157 626 96 178 36 11 26 78 8 50 111 0.284 0.339 0.502
1964 PHI 162 654 101 179 30 10 31 104 6 36 95 0.274 0.316 0.492
1965 PHI 160 619 93 162 25 16 32 101 6 57 117 0.262 0.328 0.509
1966 PHI 155 612 93 169 40 7 11 55 8 56 83 0.276 0.338 0.418
1967 PHI 149 556 62 145 30 5 14 64 6 55 63 0.261 0.329 0.408
1968 PHI 121 398 46 97 18 4 14 40 4 42 70 0.244 0.319 0.415
1969 PHI 134 495 66 131 29 5 16 64 2 49 73 0.265 0.332 0.440
1970 CHC 147 477 65 126 23 2 19 68 7 60 63 0.264 0.348 0.440
1971 CHC 103 290 27 61 12 1 8 38 2 36 55 0.210 0.298 0.341
1972 NYY 92 275 28 71 10 0 9 34 3 18 34 0.258 0.299 0.393
1973 NYY 45 136 10 24 4 0 1 10 1 4 24 0.176 0.197 0.228
Career 1886 6652 926 1757 321 89 226 840 74 650 1064 - - -

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Major League fielding statistics for Johnny Callison.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1958 CHW 18 18 159 39 2 1 1 0.976
1959 CHW 49 27 271 53 3 1 0 0.982
1960 PHI 99 77 665 171 7 2 4 0.989
1961 PHI 138 117 1,059 225 10 8 2 0.967
1962 PHI 157 147 1,311 326 24 7 7 0.980
1963 PHI 157 152 1,387 299 25 2 4 0.994
1964 PHI 162 159 1,425 320 20 4 3 0.988
1965 PHI 160 154 1,390 317 21 6 2 0.983
1966 PHI 155 150 1,346 274 12 3 2 0.990
1967 PHI 149 144 1,281 286 11 7 1 0.977
1968 PHI 121 107 900 187 10 0 1 1.000
1969 PHI 134 128 1,119 272 10 3 3 0.989
1970 CHC 147 130 1,162 246 8 7 3 0.973
1971 CHC 103 82 726 156 3 3 0 0.981
1972 NYY 92 69 582 127 4 1 1 0.992
1973 NYY 45 29 252 43 2 2 0 0.957
Career 1886 1690 - 3341 172 57 34 -

First NameJohn
Middle NameWesley
Last NameCallison
Full Name at BirthJohn Wesley Callison
Age67 (age at death)
Date of BirthMarch 12, 1939
BirthplaceQualls, OK
Date of DeathOctober 12, 2006
Location of DeathAbington, PA
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight175 lbs (79.4 kg)
Star SignPisces
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolBakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionRightfielder
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut9 September 1958
Last MLB Game17 August 1973

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