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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson knows plenty about power hitters. He played with guys like Frank Robinson. He managed Brady Anderson in 1996 when Anderson set a still-standing Orioles franchise record with 50 homers. He now manages Bryce Harper, who, at 20, may have the highest power potential in the game. As a player, Johnson hit 136 career homers, including 43 in 1973 with the Atlanta Braves. So what does he see going on with the Orioles' Chris Davis, who has 37 homers heading into the start of the second half tonight?
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
Davey Johnson says he won't shave until his team's bats heat up. This promises not to be a good look. He may want to re-think that decision. The Washington manager is 70 years old and the Nationals show no signs of coming out of their hitting slump after their 6-2 loss to the Orioles Monday. And old guys with heavy whiskers can end up looking like derelicts or nutty-professor types, which is not exactly what you want to see from the guy who...
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
If you're a local baseball fan and inspired by a false sense of rivalry, this mostly meaningless last week of the regular season could be boiled down to a battle of the Interstate 95 beltways. Inside the Baltimore Beltway were the Orioles, eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday after winning 93 games in 2012 and earning their first trip to the American League postseason since 1997. Further south inside the Capital Beltway were the Washington Nationals, officially eliminated from the National League postseason last Monday , just one season after they won 98 games and the NL East title to earn that franchise's first playoff berth since defecting from Montreal in 2005.
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November 6, 1997
In their own words, a look at the relationship between Orioles owner Peter Angelos and manager Davey Johnson:1994Oct. 16: (After Johnson had interviewed for the manager's job to succeed Johnny Oates, the Orioles instead hired Phil Regan.) Johnson: "I heard they wanted an experienced manager and a proven winner. That's why I interviewed for the job. But I guess that's not what they wanted, right?"1995Oct. 17: (A year later, the Orioles again interviewed Johnson, this time as a replacement for Regan.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
The final t wo games of a home-and-home series with the Washington Nationals this week mark Davey Johnson's final trip to Baltimore. And before the Orioles faced off with the Nationals in the first game of the series Wednesday, Johnson -- who has long been a key figure in Orioles history as a player and manager -- took the time to wax nostalgic about his time in Baltimore. “I always love coming to Baltimore,” said Johnson, who previously said this would be his final season as Nationals manager.
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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
Sitting in the visitors' dugout, Davey Johnson looked out over the park that used to be home, took a deep breath and grinned. It had been 15 years, but Johnson was finally managing again in Camden Yards. "Feels good to be back," said Johnson, now the manager of the Washington Nationals, before Friday night's series opener against the Orioles. "Little different view from this angle," he added. Different view, same landmarks. There, in the dugout across the field, that's where Johnson watched his final game wearing an Orioles cap. Over the right field wall, that's where Tony Fernandez launched his series-clinching home run in the top of the 11th inning, breaking a scoreless tie for the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 1997 American League Championship Series.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
With the way their designated hitters have fared this season -- Danny Valencia on Friday notwithstanding -- the Orioles are obviously excited to add Michael Morse to their lineup . Apparently the Washington Nationals are also pumped up about "Beast Mode" coming back to Mid-Atlantic. This from Amanda Comak of The Washington Times : [Nationals] manager Davey Johnson said they were discussing the Orioles waiver claim of Morse during Thursday night's game and the dugout buzzed with the possibility of the slugger returning to the D.C. area.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2012
Davey Johnson hadn't owned a home in more than a decade. But soon after being hired by the Orioles in 1995, he defied baseball managers' conventional logic by buying - rather than renting - a ranch house on the north side of Loch Raven Reservoir. It was the sort of decision he would never make in a game - allowing his heart to triumph over his head - but Johnson was as smitten with the Orioles franchise from his playing days as he was with the Baltimore County property, which had a pool, a stream and plenty of rustic charm.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
With the way their designated hitters have fared this season -- Danny Valencia on Friday notwithstanding -- the Orioles are obviously excited to add Michael Morse to their lineup . Apparently the Washington Nationals are also pumped up about "Beast Mode" coming back to Mid-Atlantic. This from Amanda Comak of The Washington Times : [Nationals] manager Davey Johnson said they were discussing the Orioles waiver claim of Morse during Thursday night's game and the dugout buzzed with the possibility of the slugger returning to the D.C. area.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. has spoken before about his interest in returning to a significant role with a major league club. And with Davey Johnson finishing his final season as the Washington Nationals' manager, some have wondered if Ripken could replace the former Orioles skipper in D.C. Ripken addressed his interest in managing in television interviews with Comcast SportsNet Washington and Comcast SportsNet Chicago this week, acknowledging...
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August 7, 2013
Regarding your article on Peter Angelos' legacy, some fans may mourn the departure of Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick and Jon Miller (" After 20 years owning Orioles, Peter Angelos' legacy still evolving," Aug. 1). Others also grieve over his purchase and then closure of Maison Marconi. John Roberts, Baltimore
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson knows plenty about power hitters. He played with guys like Frank Robinson. He managed Brady Anderson in 1996 when Anderson set a still-standing Orioles franchise record with 50 homers. He now manages Bryce Harper, who, at 20, may have the highest power potential in the game. As a player, Johnson hit 136 career homers, including 43 in 1973 with the Atlanta Braves. So what does he see going on with the Orioles' Chris Davis, who has 37 homers heading into the start of the second half tonight?
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
The final t wo games of a home-and-home series with the Washington Nationals this week mark Davey Johnson's final trip to Baltimore. And before the Orioles faced off with the Nationals in the first game of the series Wednesday, Johnson -- who has long been a key figure in Orioles history as a player and manager -- took the time to wax nostalgic about his time in Baltimore. “I always love coming to Baltimore,” said Johnson, who previously said this would be his final season as Nationals manager.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
Davey Johnson says he won't shave until his team's bats heat up. This promises not to be a good look. He may want to re-think that decision. The Washington manager is 70 years old and the Nationals show no signs of coming out of their hitting slump after their 6-2 loss to the Orioles Monday. And old guys with heavy whiskers can end up looking like derelicts or nutty-professor types, which is not exactly what you want to see from the guy who...
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March 10, 1991
For the first March of his adult life, Davey Johnson isn't putting on a baseball uniform each day.Instead, many mornings find him slipping on jeans and a sweater and plying gentle North Florida waters for bass. Or overseeing development of a celebrity recreation camp he hopes will be the crowning achievement of his three decades of business dealings. And Johnson, who has a thriving real estate investment company among other business interests, also plays 2-handicap golf.He says he is relaxed, no longer a natural choice for the antacid commercials he did as New York Mets manager.
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By RICK MAESE | September 4, 2005
DAVEY JOHNSON is back in the dugout today. Maybe he'll call for a hit-and-run or a double-switch. Maybe he'll yank the pitcher early or send up a pinch-hitter late. It doesn't matter. The important thing here is that Davey Johnson is back in the dugout. "I was just getting bored," he'll tell you, giving a superficial reason for taking the managerial post with USA Baseball. It's more than that. When you're bored, you take a walk, visit a golf course, flip on the television. Johnson, the former Orioles manager and second baseman, is back because he needs baseball.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Earl Williams, a catcher who played for the Orioles in 1973 and 1974, died earlier this week at his home in Somerset, N.J., according to multiple reports. Williams, who was the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Atlanta Braves, was 64 and had been diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Newark Star-Ledger . He was traded from Atlanta to the Orioles as part of a deal for Pat Dobson, Roric Harrison, Davey Johnson and Johnny Oates in November of 1972. In his two seasons in Baltimore, he batted .245 with 36 home runs and 135 RBIs in 250 games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
The Orioles' improbable run to the postseason wasn't enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award. Up until Tuesday evening's announcement on the MLB Network, the race between Showalter and Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin for the AL's top manager of 2012 seemed too close to call. Both were equally deserving and both led their teams to storybook seasons that captivated baseball. The award was decided by a mere couple of votes, Melvin beat Showalter in a vote of 28 AL market Baseball Writers' Association of America voters.
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