Dodgers’ teammates Johnson, Perranoski die days apart.

Lou Johnson, an OF for the mid-1960s Dodgers teams that won the 1965 WS and the 1966 NL Pennant, died Sept. 30, age 86.

Johnson played for the Cubs (1960), Angels (1961), Braves (1962), Dodgers (1965-1967), Cubs again (1968), Indians (1968) and Angels again (1969). He finished 24th in MVP voting in 1965.

His 162 game average was .258-11-56, OPS+ 103. In 11 WS games, he was 12 for 42, .286, with 2 HR and 4 RBI. He hit .259-12-58 with 15 SB in 1965 and .272-17-73 in 1966 for the Dodgers.

His teammate, relief pitcher Ron Perranoski, passed away October 2, age 84. Perranoski pitched for the Dodgers 1961-1967, Twins 1968-1971, Tigers 1971-1972, back with the Dodgers 1972, and Angels 1973.

Perranoski was on the 1963 and 1965 WS winning Dodger teams, the 1966 NL Champs, and the AL West winning Twins of 1969 and 1970. He was 4th in MVP voting in 1963 when he was 16-3 with 21 saves and an ERA of 1.67. He finished 13th in 1969 and 12th in 1970 in MVP voting, and 7th in CYA voting in 1970. In both 1969 and 1970 he led the league in saves.

He was 79-74, 2.79 ERA+ 124 in his career, with 178 saves (162 g. average 7-7, 2.79, 16 saves).

In postseason play he went 0-1, 7.98 in ten games.

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