The chunky native Cuban became a starter as a draft-exempt wartime player. He was
suspended from 1946 to 1948 for trying to jump to the Mexican League and appeared
in only eight more ML games.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»March 20, 1943: LF Bob Johnson, a star for the Athletics since 1933, is traded to the Senators for 3B Bob Estalella and Jimmy Pofahl. Johnson has led the A's in RBIs in each of the last seven seasons: no team has ever traded a slugger with that mark.