12. Howard Johnson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 29, 1960 in Clearwater, FL USA
  • Weight: 178 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 14, 1982
  • Final Game: October 01, 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1989
  • TSN All-Star - 1989
  • Silver Slugger - 1991
 
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By the time Howard Johnson became a full time player for the New York Mets he had already won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and was in a platoon role for the Mets World Series win in 1986.  Johnson would not win a third World Series Championship, but he would become an excellent player for the Mets, becoming a 30-30 player in 1987.

That was just the beginning.  “HoJo” would become an All Star and Silver Slugger twice.  Johnson would win the Home Run Title in 1991 and finish 5th in MVP voting, a feat he also did in ’89.

Following that run, Howard Johnson would go in to a steep decline, but his overall totals of 997 Hits, 192 Home Runs and 202 Stolen Bases warrant this high spot on our all-time New York Mets list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Detroit Tigers for Walt Terrell 12/7/93.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies 11/19/93.
  • Games Played: 1154
  • Notable Statistics: 627 Runs Scored
    997 Hits
    214 Doubles
    18 Triples
    192 Home Runs
    629 RBI
    202 Stolen Bases
    .251/.341/.459 Slash Line
    26.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1986)
    All Star Game (1989 & 1991)
    Silver Slugger (1989 & 1991)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1989)
    Most Runs Scored (1989)
    Most Home Runs (1991)
    Most Runs Batted In (1991)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1991)
    Highest Power/Speed (1989 & 1991)
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