David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1965–1972…. Atlanta Braves from 1973–1975….Yomiuri Giants from 1975–1976….Philadelphia Phillies from 1977–1978….and Chicago Cubs in 1978. He has managed the New York Mets from 1984–1990….the Cincinnati Reds from 1993–1995….the Baltimore Orioles from 1996–1997…..the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1999–2000….and the Washington Nationals from 2011–2013. Johnson won the American League’s Manager of the Year Award in 1997 when he led the Baltimore Orioles wire-to-wire to the American League East Division Championship. He won the same award in the National League in 2012 when he led the Nationals to the franchise’s first division title since 1981. His biggest success as a manager was when he led the New York Mets to the 1986 World Series title. The ball club captured the National League (NL) East under his watch in 1988. The teams he piloted in the three years from 1995 to 1997 all made it to their respective League Championship Series with the Cincinnati Reds in 1995 and the Orioles in both 1996 and 1997. He later managed the Dodgers and Nationals.
Davey Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972…..where he made four All-Star Game appearances….and received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award three times.