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Davey Johnson

A new feature whereby I account for things pertaining to a general theme of “Today in Baseball Books.” (Source: Literary birthday greetings: Davey Johnson, infielder, manager; All-Star (1943) Bats, by Davey Johnson and Peter Golenbock, Putnam, 1986. Also on this date: 1936 – The new owners of the Boston Braves conduct a survey of […]

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Belated birthday greetings

January 31, 2008

Davey Johnson, who led the Mets to their last World Championship, turned 65 yesterday, Jan. 30. In the aftermath of the ’86 series, Johnson, who set a record for most home runs by a second baseman with 43 in 1973 (and since he had never hit more than 18 before or 15 afterwards, where were […]

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