The swift, 5'7" 165-lb Mokan reached the majors in 1921 after two seasons as a top
minor league basestealer. He batted better than .300 in three of his five seasons
with the Phillies.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 11, 1923: The Phils and Cards bash a record 10 home runs out of cozy Baker Bowl as the Phils outkick the Cards, 20–14; Cy Williams has three homers and seven RBIs while teammate Johnny Mokan adds two homers, a double, and seven RBIs. Les Mann belts two for St. Louis, and losing pitcher Bill Sherdel connects. In all, 23 batters hit safely with the two teams combining for 79 total bases. Williams now has 12 homers, tops in the Majors.
»July 30, 1924:
Bill Sherdel is called out of the Cardinals bullpen to pitch to PH Johnny Mokan of the Phillies. There are no outs in the eighth with runner's on 1B and 2B. Sherdel throws one ball, and Mokan bunts it in the air to Jim Bottomley coming in from 1B. He throws to SS Jimmy Cooney, who doubles the runner at 2B and throws to Hornsby who goes covering 1B. A triple play on one pitch.
»September 2, 1925: After losing Game One by a 6–3 score to the Phils, the Giants unload in a nitecap, 24–9 shelling. The hits keep coming—30 to be exact in a record 58 at-bats—at Baker Bowl. Four New Yorkers—Southworth, Frisch, Irish Meusel, and Lindstrom—each collect four hits apiece, while a ML record-tying ten batters each collect two hits each. Doc Farrell (2-for-3) who takes over for Travis Jackson at short in the 6th is the 10th. Ex-Phil Meusel drives home nine runs, while Rookie Fred Fitzsimmons allows 14 hits, including homers by Cy Williams, Johnny Mokan and Hal Carlson in the 8th frame. Phils starter Art Decatur is the loser.