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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I don’t know. Davey?
The freshly minted NL Manager of the Year for 2012 has indicated that next season will be his last as a major-league skipper. But regardless of how things unfold in 2013, Johnson should absolutely be awarded a plaque in Cooperstown. Consider this sampling of his merits:
• With a career winning percentage of .564, Johnson ranks 13th on the all-time list (minimum 1,000 games managed).
• At 291 games over .500 for his career, Johnson ranks 18th all-time. The only names ahead of him who aren’t in the Hall of Fame? Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre.
• In Johnson’s 13 full seasons as a major-league manager, he’s suffered exactly one losing season.
• He’s led four different teams to postseason berths, and he won a World Series with the Mets in 1986.
•Teams in the year immediately preceding Johnson’s first full season on the job have an average winning percentage of .474. Those same teams in Johnson’s first full season on the job have an average winning percentage of .550.
Throughout his career, Johnson has had a long and proud history of “coaching up” his offenses, and that’s had much to do with his success. On another level, few have been as successful in combining the power of statistics with a traditionalist’s sense of the personalities behind those numbers.
Posted: November 14, 2012 at 05:52 AM | 12 comment(s)
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