The Obit For Johnny Hopp
The New York Times, Friday, June 6th, 2003 (Page A31)
Former Major Leaguer Johnny Hopp Dies
.c The Associated Press
06/04/03 20:41 EDT
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Johnny Hopp, an
outfielder who played in five World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals
and New York Yankees, is dead at 86.
Hopp died Sunday at the Residency, a
retirement community in Scottsbluff, where he lived with his wife Sarah,
said Dennis Kramer, funeral director at the Dugan-Kramer Funeral
Hopp began his major league career with the
Cardinals in 1939. He played in three World Series with the team, and was
voted its most popular player in 1941.
In 1946, he was traded to the Boston Braves.
He also played with Pittsburgh and Detroit and played with the Yankees in
1950 and '51, when they won the second and third of four straight World
He finished with a .296 career batting
average., hitting .336 with 11 home runs and 72 RBIs for the Cardinals in
1944, his best season.
He was a coach with the Cardinals and Tigers
Following his baseball career, Hopp worked as
an administrative assistant for Kansas-Nebraska Energy, and was editor of
the employee newsletter. He retired in 1970.
A memorial service was scheduled for Thursday
in Scottsbluff. Burial will be in the Parkview Cemetery in