A mail-carrier during the off-season, Johnny Klippstein hopes to carry a full share of the Cubs' victories this year. He got his first Big League trial with the Cubs in 1950 and although he had a 2-9 record, this was improved in 1951 (6-6, 4.28 ERA). A World War II Veteran, Johnny started in the minors in 1944 and had his best year in '49 at Mobile, where he won 15, lost 8, struck out 121 and posted a 2.95 Earned Run Average. In 2 years, he's beaten the Braves (Boston) 4 times against 0 loses. John Klippstain was born on Oct. 17, 1927 in Washington D.C. - Right-handed, 6ft, 1 inch, 173lbs.
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