Won 4 World Series Rings Outfielder, Bats LH, Throws RH – Played for California Angels 1966-70; Chicago White Sox 1971-72; Oakland A’s 1973; Philadelphia Phillies 1974-78; New York Yankees 1979; LA Dodgers 1980-82, ‘85; Cubs 1983-84
A speedy outfielder Jay Johnstone broke into the majors with the California Angels at age 20 in July of 1966. A solid contact hitter in the second half of his career – he hit .295, .329, .318, .284 from 1974-79 while wearing a Phillies’ uniform. Johnstone collected four World Series rings and played on Eight divisional winning teams during his 20-year tenure with seven different major league squads – 1966-88. Born in Manchester Connecticut, he had 39 offers to play quarterback after excelling in football at Englewood High School. Offers included in the 39 were from Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State and Washington. ‘When the Angels offered me a contract on graduation night I jumped at it,’ said Johnstone.