Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Davey Johnson. Johnson is better remembered by my generation as the more vulgar version of Hoover as president of the Delta House — better known as the 1986 New York Mets manager — but he came from good pedigree. He was a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles under Earl Weaver from 1965 through 1972. Ironically he made the final out in the 1969 World Series, the Mets only other World Series championship. After the 1972 season he was traded to the Atlanta Braves. In his 8 seasons in Baltimore he hit 66 homeruns. Playing his home games in “The Launching Pad”, Johnson set a career high with 43 homeruns — 26 at home — to provide one of the all time fluke seasons. In Johnson’s career he had a .490 career slugging percentage in Fulton County Stadium, nearly 100 points higher than everywhere else combined (.394).


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