Lou Johnson

Johnson spent almost a decade in the minors and failed to stick after brief stints with the Cubs, Angels, and Braves. The Dodgers acquired him from Detroit in exchange for Larry Sherry before the 1964 season, and in their 1965 World Series victory he hit two homers, including the winning shot in the clincher. In the 1966 Series against the Orioles, Johnson’s .267 average led the otherwise baffled Los Angeles offense, and his one run scored was half the Dodgers’ total. He was the Dodgers’ regular left fielder in 1965-67 and one of the few power sources the team had. In 1965 his 12 HR tied for the team lead, and he was second on the club in 1966 (17) and 1967 (11). A broken leg in 1967 reduced his playing time, and he was traded after the season. He split 1968 between the Cubs and the Indians in his last season as a regular.