Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager? | TigerDroppings.com

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Bench McElroy
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Member since Nov 2009
14956 posts

Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


.564 career winning percentage

1286 wins (32nd all-time)

Six Division titles

1986 World Series

1997 AL Manager of the Year

One of only two men to lead four different teams into the playoffs (other is Billy Martin)

Has finished below 2nd place only three times in 16 years as a manager








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20MuleTeam
LSU Fan
West Hartford
Member since Sep 2012
1509 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


Yes





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chalmetteowl
New Orleans Saints Fan
Chalmette
Member since Jan 2008
12084 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


you ever read The Worst Team Money Can Buy?





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CajunFootball
USA Fan
Jackson, Mississippi
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


quote:

Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


Should be a yes without question.






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stapuffmarshy
Syracuse Fan
lower 9
Member since Apr 2010
12905 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


Im a huge Davey fan (Mets guy here)


but the answer is not even close



Do you realize how difficult it is to make the HOF as a manager???


Davey has a long way to go and he won't coach that much longer






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Zamoro10
Member since Jul 2008
13294 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


No





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OBUDan
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
40354 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


Yes





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TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
22545 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


quote:

Six Division titles



Does that include '94 when the Reds finished in first place?






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GumBro Jackson
Auburn Fan
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2011
1646 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


Yeah, I think so. He doesn't have the career wins of some other candidates, but his record of success is excellent with a great winning percentage plus playoff success with numerous teams.

If he is on the fence now, a deep run or World Series win in the next couple of years might tip him over...






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Tiger Ryno
USA Fan
Say Baw!
Member since Feb 2007
50818 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


no!





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Tiger Ryno
USA Fan
Say Baw!
Member since Feb 2007
50818 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


think abotu how many managers are actually in cooperstown just for their managing? Johnson has no business there.

John McGraw
Casey Stengel
Connie Mack
Sparky Anderson
Larussa
Torre

Johnson is nowhere near the class of those guys






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GumBro Jackson
Auburn Fan
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2011
1646 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


There are about 20 managers in the HOF. Davey doesn't belong in the upper echelon, but I think he is comparable to some of them.

For instance one of the most recent inductees is Dick Williams who was 1571-1451 for a .520 winning percentage. Tommy Lasorda won 1599 and had a .526 winning percentage.

Davey Johnson has a far better winning percentage and if manages for two or three more years his number of wins would be comparable.

Or look at Whitey Herzog. 1281-1125 for a .532 winning percentage.






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Paul Allen
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
28412 posts

re: Is Davey Johnson a HOF Manager?


No.





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