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High School Wonder - Johnny Antonelli High School Wonder - Johnny Antonelli

1950 Bowman Baseball Card #74 - Words on back of Card as follows:

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Johnny Antonelli Born: Rochester N. Y. on April 12 1930

Boston Braves Pitcher Left-handed 6-ft, 1-inch; weight 180

Won 3 and lost 7 in 1949.

Nine major League scouts once came to see Johnny Antonelli pitch a high school game. He obliged by hurling a no-hitter and striking out 17 batters. In high school he pitched 3 no-hitters and 5 1-hitters, striking out 231 batters in 103 innings, giving up only 36 hits. Braves landed him with a big bonus. He joined them late in 1948.

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