Davey Johnson

Davey Johnson

When teams needed to improve, they hired Johnson, and he delivered, memorably leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title.

Author: Davey Johnson

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1629376728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Davey Johnson is best known for managing the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Baltimore Orioles--and taking all three clubs to their respective league championship series during his time at the helm. When teams needed to improve, they hired Johnson, and he delivered, memorably leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title. Yet even as he raised the bar of their success, all three clubs parted ways with Johnson, a pattern that puzzles him to this day. A self-termed "army brat," Johnson kept moving, managing the Los Angeles Dodgers then the Washington Nationals before announcing his retirement in 2013. But managing baseball has been just one part of Johnson's fascinating life. A true Renaissance man, Johnson has also found incredible success as a land investor, pilot, scratch golfer, scuba diving teacher, and mathematician, pioneering the use of sabermetrics in the big leagues. Now, Johnson finally takes the time to meditate on his wild and remarkable journey, with reflections on not only his All-Star playing days and years of managerial success in New York, Cincinnati, and Baltimore, but on his entire career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Davey Johnson

Davey Johnson

My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond Davey Johnson, Erik Sherman. Davey Johnson My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman Praise for Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and.

Author: Davey Johnson

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781641250078

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Davey Johnson is best known for managing the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Baltimore Orioles—and taking all three clubs to their respective league championship series during his time at the helm. When teams needed to improve, they hired Johnson, and he delivered, memorably leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title. Yet even as he raised the bar of their success, all three clubs parted ways with Johnson, a pattern that puzzles him to this day. A self-termed "army brat," Johnson kept moving, managing the Los Angeles Dodgers then the Washington Nationals before announcing his retirement in 2013. But managing baseball has been just one part of Johnson's fascinating life. A true Renaissance man, Johnson has also found incredible success as a land investor, pilot, scratch golfer, scuba diving teacher, and mathematician, pioneering the use of sabermetrics in the big leagues. Now, Johnson finally takes the time to meditate on his wild and remarkable journey, with reflections on not only his All-Star playing days and years of managerial success in New York, Cincinnati, and Baltimore, but on his entire career.
Categories: Travel

The New York Mets All Time All Stars

The New York Mets All Time All Stars

Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life. New York: St. Martin's Press, ... Turning Two: My Journey to the Top of the World and Back with the New York Mets. ... Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond.

Author: Brian Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493046638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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Let’s say you’re the manager of one of the most beloved franchises in Major League Baseball, with every past and current player available on your bench. Game time is approaching and the ump needs your line-up card. Who’s your starting pitcher? Fireballer Dwight Gooden, lights-out Tom Seaver, or run-stingy Jacob de Grom? Is Gary Carter behind the plate or Mike Piazza? Who’ll bat clean-up? Combining statistical analysis, common sense, and a host of intangibles, Brian Wright constructs an all-time All-Star Mets line-up for the ages. Agree with his choices or not, you’ll learn all there is to know about the men who played for and managed New York’s Amazin’ Mets.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

After the Miracle

After the Miracle

ALSO BY ART SHAMSKY The Magnificent Seasons: How the Jets, Mets, and Knicks Made Sports History and Uplifted a City and the Country ALSO BY ERIK SHERMAN Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond (with Davey Johnson) Kings of ...

Author: Art Shamsky

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501176531

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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“A great and insightful” (Keith Hernandez, New York Mets legend and broadcaster) New York Times bestselling account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates who reminisce about that legendary season and their enduring bonds decades later. The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren’t expecting much from “the Lovable Losers.” But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. No one had predicted it. In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened. Suddenly they were “the Miracle Mets.” Playing right field for the ’69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame), but Seaver was ailing and could not travel. So, Shamsky organized a visit to “Tom Terrific” in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets’ fortunes in 1969. In this “enjoyable tale of a storybook season” (Kirkus Reviews), and with the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written the “revealing” (New York Newsday) After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets. “This heartfelt, nostalgic memoir will delight baseball fans of all ages and allegiances” (Publishers Weekly). It’s a book that every Mets fan must own.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

George Foster and the 1977 Reds

George Foster and the 1977 Reds

Johnson, Davey, with Erik Sherman. Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond. New York: Triumph Books, 2018. Leventhal, Josh. Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present.

Author: Mike Shannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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 The Cincinnati Reds are recognized as one of the great teams in baseball history. Left fielder George Foster, an integral part of the Reds’ back-to-back 1975 and 1976 World Championships, has never received proper credit for his contribution to their legacy. In 1977, Foster became the most feared slugger in the National League, batting .320, with 52 home runs and 149 runs batted in to win the NL MVP Award, establishing a new single-season home run record for the Reds’ franchise that still stands. Yet Foster’s big year was not enough to stem the emergence of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who roared out of the gate and ran away with the NL West Division pennant. This book tells the story of Foster’s record-setting season and puts his pre-steroid era achievements in their proper perspective. The author chronicles the subsequent decline of the Big Red Machine and the rest of Foster’s big league career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Everything Leadership Book

The Everything Leadership Book

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Author: Eric Yaverbaum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605501987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Categories: Business & Economics

Conquering Life s Curves

Conquering Life s Curves

Baseball, Battles & Beyond Ed Hearn, Gene Frenette Gordan Theissan. hundred dollars a month , which was still ridiculously low . It was a godsend . Not because of the money I saved , but the opportunity it gave me to do my own thing .

Author: Ed Hearn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1887002324

Category: Baseball players

Page: 253

View: 410

Ed Hearn has seen the thrill of victory and faced the agony of life's big league challenges. After a ten-year struggle in the minor leagues, he coped with a shoulder injury that prematurely ended his career. Then, less than one year later, Ed rebounded from three potentially life-threatening health conditions. His story shows how God can use even the worst circumstances to accomplish His purposes.
Categories: Baseball players

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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Page: 140

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

CD News 9:25 CE) Sesame Street (cc) CD This Week in Baseball 69 Lena Home: The Lady and Her Music USA O Ripley's Believe ... CD One Step Beyond 8:00 O Goodnight, Beantown O Movie: Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980).

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Page: 138

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York

New York

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006689512

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 1928

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Categories: New York (N.Y.)