Jay Johnstone Bio, Wiki
Jay Johnstone born John William Johnstone Jr. on 20th November 1945, was an American professional baseball player and television sports anchor. From 1966 to 1985 he played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs.
Jay Johnstone Age
Johnstone was born on November 20, 1945, in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. He was 74 t the time of his death on 26th September 2020 in in Granada Hills, California.
Jay Johnstone Wife
Jay was a happily married man to his wife Mary Jane Saunders Johnstone from November 25, 1967, until his death on September 26, 2020.
Jay Johnstone Daughter
Johnstone and Mary Jayne , had one daughter together by the name, Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone. However, not much is known about their daughter. We will keep you updated when this information is available .
Jay Johnstone Family
Johnstone was born in Manchester, Connecticut, United States to Jack Johnstone and Audrey Whebell. His father, was in combat in the South Pacific with the US Army in World War II. It was during the war, that he met an Australian woman, Audrey Whebell, and they married. Jack and Audrey had three children, two boys and a girl. Jay was the first, followed by a brother and a sister.
Jay Johnstone Baseball
Johnstone played for two World Series championship teams – the Yankees in 1978 and the Dodgers in 1981. He was known as a versatile outfielder with a good sense of humor, known for keeping clubhouses loose with pranks and gimmicks. He later served as a radio color commentator for the Yankees between 1989 and 1990 and Phillies from1992 to 1993.
He was in 1963 signed as an undrafted free agent by the Angels from where he made his major league debut on July 30, 1966, at age 20.
He was featured in the movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! in 1988 as a member of the Seattle Mariners in a game against the California Angels. Johnstone and Dodger teammates Rick Monday, Jerry Reuss, and Steve Yeager appeared on Solid Gold and sang their own rendition of Queen’s hit, We Are the Champions, after the Dodgers’ 1981 World Series victory.
Jay Johnstone Death
Johnstone passed away on September 26, 2020, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jayne Saunders Johnstone; daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone; sister Sandy Clairmont; and son-in-law Ryan Dudasik.
Jay Johnstone Cause of Death
Jay is said to have died due to complications from COVID-19.
Jay Johnstone Illness
Jay who died of complications from COVID-19, also had suffered from dementia in recent years, according to his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone.
Jay Johnstone Net Worth
Jay had an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of his death.