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Full Name: Howard Michael Johnson Primary Position: 3B,SS,OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/178 First Game: April 14, 1982
Birthdate: November 29, 1960 Final Game: October 1, 1995
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida MLB Experience: 14 years
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Howard Johnson (Howard Michael Johnson) was born on November 29, 1960 in Clearwater, Florida. He made his Major League debut on April 14, 1982 for the Detroit Tigers. In 1982, his rookie year, he hit .316 with 4 home runs and 14 RBI. Johnson played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 14 year career.

Most people believe that Howard Johnson's best season was 1989, when he slugged 36 home runs, stole 41 bases, hit for a .287 average and knocked in 101 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1982 DET A 54 155 23 49 4 14 .316 .384 .426 5 0 16 30 1 1 7 1 3
1983 DET A 27 66 11 14 3 5 .212 .297 .348 0 0 7 10 1 0 0 0 1
1984 DET A 116 355 43 88 12 50 .248 .324 .394 14 1 40 67 1 4 10 1 6
1985 NY N 126 389 38 94 11 46 .242 .300 .393 18 4 34 78 0 1 6 10 6
1986 NY N 88 220 30 54 10 39 .245 .341 .445 14 0 31 64 1 1 8 8 2
1987 NY N 157 554 93 147 36 99 .265 .364 .504 22 1 83 113 5 0 32 18 8
1988 NY N 148 495 85 114 24 68 .230 .343 .422 21 1 86 104 3 2 23 25 6
1989 NY N 153 571 104 164 36 101 .287 .369 .559 41 3 77 126 1 0 41 8 4
1990 NY N 154 590 89 144 23 90 .244 .319 .434 37 3 69 100 0 0 34 12 7
1991 NY N 156 564 108 146 38 117 .259 .342 .535 34 4 78 120 1 0 30 12 4
1992 NY N 100 350 48 78 7 43 .223 .329 .337 19 0 55 79 2 0 22 5 7
1993 NY N 72 235 32 56 7 26 .238 .354 .379 8 2 43 43 0 0 6 3 3
1994 COL N 93 227 30 48 10 40 .211 .323 .405 10 2 39 73 0 0 11 2 2
1995 CHI N 87 169 26 33 7 22 .195 .330 .355 4 1 34 46 1 0 1 0 2
Total NL 1334 4364 683 1078 209 691 .247 .340 .453 228 21 629 946 14 4 214 103 51
Total AL 197 576 77 151 19 69 .262 .337 .398 19 1 63 107 3 5 17 2 10
Total 1531 4940 760 1229 228 760 .249 .340 .446 247 22 692 1053 17 9 231 105 61

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1982 DET A DH 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1982 DET A LF 3 2 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1982 DET A OF 9 6 53 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1982 DET A CF 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1982 DET A 3B 33 27 239.2 25 39 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 .901
1982 DET A RF 5 4 32 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 DET A DH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 DET A 3B 21 18 130 10 30 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .851
1984 DET A DH 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1984 DET A LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 DET A 3B 109 98 808.2 58 143 12 16 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1984 DET A 1B 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 DET A CF 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 DET A SS 9 1 24 3 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1984 DET A OF 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1985 NY N SS 7 5 47 11 19 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1985 NY N OF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1985 NY N 3B 113 93 884 67 171 15 21 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1985 NY N LF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 NY N 3B 45 29 303.1 22 71 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 .903
1986 NY N LF 1 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 NY N SS 34 22 197.2 28 65 10 14 0 0 0 0 0 .903
1986 NY N OF 1 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 NY N OF 2 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 NY N 3B 140 127 1144.1 82 235 21 15 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1987 NY N LF 2 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 NY N SS 38 26 225.2 36 70 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1988 NY N SS 52 34 296.1 45 87 5 21 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1988 NY N 3B 131 109 980 65 187 13 16 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1989 NY N SS 31 22 180.1 34 37 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1989 NY N 3B 143 129 1140 63 180 24 15 0 0 0 0 0 .910
1990 NY N 3B 92 89 771.2 52 159 20 11 0 0 0 0 0 .913
1990 NY N SS 73 63 563.1 98 176 8 28 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1991 NY N 3B 104 99 878 55 173 18 11 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1991 NY N SS 28 25 218 45 88 11 15 0 0 0 0 0 .924
1991 NY N RF 30 30 273.1 61 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1991 NY N OF 30 30 273.1 61 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1992 NY N LF 16 13 124 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1992 NY N OF 98 96 841 206 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1992 NY N RF 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 NY N CF 84 82 713 181 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1993 NY N 3B 67 66 571.1 52 135 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1994 COL N OF 62 51 433.1 90 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1994 COL N LF 62 51 433.1 89 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1994 COL N 1B 1 1 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 CHI N 3B 34 29 246.1 10 53 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1995 CHI N 2B 8 2 30.1 7 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1995 CHI N LF 13 7 67.1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 CHI N 1B 3 1 14 15 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 CHI N OF 13 7 67.1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 CHI N SS 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 5 2 26 24 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total CF 86 82 720 183 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total OF 217 191 1687.2 383 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total 2B 8 2 30.1 7 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .889
Total DH 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 36 35 309.1 65 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .972
Total 3B 1032 913 8097.1 561 1576 163 138 0 0 0 0 0 .929
Total LF 99 74 658.1 134 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
Total SS 273 198 1755.1 301 551 44 108 0 0 0 0 0 .951

Career Highlights

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 23rd round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 6, 1978).
  • Selected by Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (12th pick overall) of the secondary phase of free-agent draft (January 9, 1979).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers to New York Mets in exchange for Walt Terrell (December 7, 1984).
  • Granted free agency (October 26, 1993).
  • Signed by Colorado Rockies (November 19, 1993).
  • Granted free agency (October 21, 1994).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs (April 13, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (November 3, 1995).

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