Victor Oscar Johnson
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Vic Johnson, who won six games in the major leagues in the 1940s, died on May 10, 2005 in Eau Claire, WI.
He finished his major league career with a 6-8 record and a 5.06 ERA in 126.1 innings pitched. He recorded 31 strikeouts and had two saves.
Johnson made his major league debut on May 3, 1944 with Boston (AL) at the age of 23. He pitched 27.1 innings that season, posting a 6.26 ERA and an 0-3 record.
He pitched 85.1 innings for Boston in 1945, finishing the season with a 6-4 record and 21 strikeouts with a 4.01 ERA. He started nine times that season and pitched four complete games.
In December 1945, the Red Sox traded Johnson to the Indians for Jim Bagby. Johnson pitched in just 13.2 innings for the Indians in 1946 and did not appear again in the major leagues.
According to his obituary, Johnson worked for the YMCA and later for the recreation department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Source: Leader-Telegram obituary (5/11/2005)