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Davey Johnson
Davey Johnson

Davey Johnson

My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond
By Davey Johnson, By Erik Sherman

SPORTS & RECREATION

384 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

ISBN 9781629374116

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2018)

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Overview

The fascinating story of a veteran MLB manager's prolific career
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.

Reviews

"Combine half a century of baseball experience with a devil-may-care refusal to censor his vinegary personality, and you have a recipe for what this book is: a memorable look back from someone who has seen the game, and excelled at it, from all sides." —George F. Will

"Davey Johnson has elevated the genre with a book that is wise, funny and startlingly honest. I learned as much about managing a successful life and business as I did about managing a World Series Championship baseball team. The best sports autobiography I've read." —Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling novelist

Author Biography

Davey Johnson was a four-time All-Star and two-time world champion second baseman with the Baltimore Orioles. As a manager, he retired with an astounding .588 winning percentage over more than 15 seasons, including a heralded Mets world championship in 1986. Erik Sherman is the co-author of three highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies: Out At Home (with Glenn Burke), A Pirate For Life (with Steve Blass), and the New York Times bestseller Mookie: Life, Baseball and the '86 Mets (with Mookie Wilson). Sherman is also the author of the bestseller Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the 1986 Mets.

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Press Releases

Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond

By Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com 

 

Davey Johnson is most well-known for being the guy teams hired when they needed a manager who would help them improve, but that is just a portion of what makes Johnson who he is. From playing and managing in the Major League to finding success in being a pilot and mathematician, baseball wasn’t the only thing that made Johnson’s life unique. Now MLB fans can get to know this veteran manager both on and off the field.

 

In Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond (Triumph Books, May 15, 2018), Davey Johnson, two-time champion with the Baltimore Orioles and former MLB manager, most notably for the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets, along with Erik Sherman, co-author of three highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies, take fans on a journey through Johnson’s life as he reflects on his entire career. This new release has everything a true baseball fan would want to know about the veteran MLB manager. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword by Howie Rose, the New York Mets broadcaster for WOR Radio 710
  • Background on how Johnson grew up as an Army brat and stories from his childhood
  • How he took the 1986 New York Mets to the World Series as well as his time spent managing other teams such as the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles
  • Tales from his journey through the Double-A Minors to the Major League and all the stops in-between
  • An inside look at Johnson’s other loves and hobbies outside of baseball such as flying and golf

 

Full of stories from every stage of his life Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond is perfect for any baseball fan, new or old.

 

About the Author:

Davey Johnson was a four-time All-Star and two-time world champion second baseman with the Baltimore Orioles. As a manager, he retired with an astounding .588 winning percentage over more than 15 seasons, including a heralded Mets world championship in 1986.

 

Erik Sherman is the co-author of three highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies: Out At Home (with Glenn Burke), A Pirate For Life (with Steve Blass), and the New York Times bestseller Mookie: Life, Baseball and the '86 Mets (with Mookie Wilson). Sherman is also the author of the bestseller Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the 1986 Mets.

 

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