- Associated Press
Friday, January 22, 2021

Former Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets manager Davey Johnson was in a Florida hospital with COVID-19, according to former Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz.

Horwitz tweeted Friday that he spoke with Johnson‘s wife and the former Nationals skipper was released from the hospital.


“He is home and resting comfortably,” Horwitz tweeted. “Got his treatment at hospital and now taking it easy. Keep the good thoughts coming.”

Johnson, 77, was a four-time All-Star second baseman and managed the Mets to their last World Series title in 1986.

He played for Baltimore (1965-72), Atlanta (1973-75), Yomiuri (1976), Philadelphia (1977-78) and the Chicago Cubs (1978), winning a World Series title in 1970 and making the final out of the Orioles’ 1969 Series loss to the Mets. He hit .261 with 136 homers and 609 RBIs, getting picked for All-Star teams from 1968-70 and again in 1973.

Johnson managed the Mets (1985-90), Cincinnati (1993-95), Baltimore (1996-97), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000) and Washington (2011-13), leading his teams to a 1,372-1,071 record and six first-place finishes. He also managed the U.S. to a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and fourth place at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.


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