Chester Lillis Johnson was an American professional baseball pitcher who appeared in five games in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns in 1946. Nicknamed "Chesty Chet," he was listed at 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, and threw and batted left-handed. He was born in Redmond, Washington; a younger brother, Earl, also a southpaw, pitched for the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers for eight seasons between 1940 and 1951. Chet Johnson attended the University of Washington, where he played college baseball for the Huskies from 1937–1939. Johnson entered pro baseball in 1939, and his active career would continue for the next 18 seasons, all of them in the minor leagues, apart from his month-long stint with the Browns in September 1946. During his MLB trial, Johnson made three starts and appeared twice in relief. He did not register a decision or a save, allowing 20 hits, 13 bases on balls and ten earned runs in 18 innings pitched. He struck out eight.