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Darrell Johnson

Darrell Dean Johnson
Born: Aug. 25, 1928 in Horace, N.E.
Died: May 3, 2004 in Fairfield, Calif.
Debut: 1952 | Pos: C
Ht: 6'1" | W: 180 | B: R | T: R

YR

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

SB

BA

6

134

320

24

75

2

28

1

.234

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Managerial record

YR

G

W

L

W%

8

1063

472

590

.444


   Darrell Johnson, who managed the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 World Series, died on May 3, 2004 in Fairfield, Calif. He was 75. According to reports, he died from leukemia.

   He became manager of the Red Sox in 1974, but was replaced 86 games into the 1976 season by Don Zimmer. He Was hired in 1977 to serve as the manager for the expansion team in Seattle and he managed that team into the 1980 season. His last managing job in the majors came in 1982 with Texas when he was 26-40.

   In eight seasons, he posted a 472-590 record in 1063 games. His best season came in 1975 when the Red Sox finished 95-65 and went to the World Series.

   Johnson made his playing debut in the major leagues in 1952. The catcher played in 134 games over six seasons, hitting .234 with 2 home runs and 28 RBI. He played for the Browns, White Sox, Yankees, Cardinals, Phillies, Reds and Orioles.

   Johnson joined the New York Mets in 1983 as a major league scout.