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Johnny Mostil : biography

June 1, 1896 - December 10, 1970

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. Mostil attempted suicide in 1927 because of rumors he was having an affair with the wife of team mate Red Faber. He recovered, but only played two more years.

After baseball

After retiring as an active player, Mostil became a minor league manager and a scout for the White Sox. Mostil died at age 74 in Midlothian, Illinois.

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