Davey Johnson

Davey Johnson
Birthdate 01/30/1943
Death Date
Debut Year 1965
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Nationals, Orioles, Phillies, Reds
Positions First Base, Manager, Second Base

As a player, Davey Johnson was a 4-time All Star and 2-time World Champ; as a skipper he won it all in 1986 and was Manager of the Year twice.

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As a player Davey Johnson was a three-time Gold Glove second baseman

As a player Davey Johnson was a three-time Gold Glove second baseman

Davey Johnson is best remembered today as skipper of the world champion 1986 Mets. Before he took up managing Johnson was an all star second baseman. A big league player for 13 years, Johnson broke in with the Orioles in 1965. After appearing in 20 games that season, Johnson was in the majors to sta
In 1973 Johnson, Hank Aaron, and Darrell Evans became the first trio of teammates to hit 40 homers in the same season

In 1973 Johnson, Hank Aaron, and Darrell Evans became the first trio of teammates to hit 40 homers in the same season

In November of ’72 the Orioles dealt Davey Johnson to the Atlanta Braves. The second baseman slugged 43 homers in his first season in Atlanta. Teammates Darrell Evans and Hank Aaron also topped the 40-homer mark. Together they became the first trio in MLB
Johnson is best known for his time as manager of the New York Mets from 1984-1990

Johnson is best known for his time as manager of the New York Mets from 1984-1990

Davey Johnson’s Hall of Fame case relies on his 17 years as manager with the Mets, Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, and Nationals. Remembered for his 1986 World Series title in New York, Johnson’s teams won 1,372 games while posting a .562 winning percentage. The Mets boasted a roster that includ
Davey Johnson was Bryce Harper's first big league manager

Davey Johnson was Bryce Harper's first big league manager

Known for his 7-year run as the skipper of the Mets, Davey Johnson managed a total of 17 big league seasons for five different teams. His career was bookended by guiding 19-year old Rookies of the Year. In New York that player was Dwight Gooden. In Johnson’s final managerial stop with the Wa

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