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Howard Michael Johnson
Born: November 29, 1960 at Clearwater, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175

Howard Johnson has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 37 times, most recently on April 13, 2014.

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Non-playing roles with Mets
  • First Base Coach 2007
  • Hitting Instructor 2007 - 2010

First Mets game: April 9, 1985
Last Mets game: July 22, 1993





Winner of National League Player of the Month award, June 1989, September 1991. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, June 25, 1989. (New York Mets)
Named Third Baseman on the National League Silver Slugger team, 1989, 1991. (New York Mets)

Uniform Numbers:
Uniform
Number
Start DateEnd Date
20April 9, 1985May 9, 1991
44May 10, 1991May 15, 1991
20May 16, 1991July 23, 1993
52April 1, 2007September 30, 2007
20March 31, 2008October 3, 2010
20,+44,+52

Howard Johnson also played for the following teams:

Howard Johnson managed the following Mets farm team:
Traded by the Detroit Tigers to the New York Mets in exchange for Walt Terrell on December 7, 1984.

Signed with Colorado Rockies as a free agent on November 19, 1993.

Signed with New York Mets as a free agent on February 10, 1997.

Announced retirement from the New York Mets on March 26, 1997.

On disabled list from June 2, 1986 to June 23, 1986 (hairline fracture, right forearm).

  • Established a Mets season record for Runs Batted In in 1991 with 117. Tied by Bernard Gilkey in 1996. Broken by Mike Piazza in 1999 with 124.
  • Tied Mets season record of 108 Runs in 1991. Record was previously set by Darryl Strawberry in 1987. Broken by Lance Johnson in 1996 with 117.
  • Established a Mets season record for Doubles in 1989 with 41. Broken by Bernard Gilkey in 1996 with 44.
  • Established a Mets season record for Intentional Walks in 1988 with 25.
  • Established a Mets season record for Total Bases in 1989 with 319. Broken by Lance Johnson in 1996 with 327.
  • Tied Mets season record of 15 Sacrifice Flies in 1991. Record was previously set by Gary Carter in 1986.

Click the icon to see a graph of Howard Johnson's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1985 126 3893894184114634107806414153.242.393.300
1986 88 22030541401039318641811098.245.445.341
1987 157 55493147221369983181135321003279.265.504.364
1988 148 4958511421124688625104323728209.230.422.343
1989 153 57110416441336101778126141806319.287.559.369
1990 154 5908914437323906912100034809256.244.434.319
1991 156 56410814634438117781212013016015302.259.535.342
1992 100 350487819074355579222503118.223.337.329
1993 72 235325682726433430640289.238.379.354
9 years 1154 39686279972141819262955610182713202634501823.251.459.341

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 2 2000000000000000.000.000.000
1988 6 18310000106010001.056.056.105
2 years 8 20310000106010001.050.050.095

World Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 2 5000000002000000.000.000.000
1 year 2 5000000002000000.000.000.000

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1989 1 3010001001010001.333.333.333
1991 1 2000000001000000.000.000.000
2 years 2 5010001002010001.200.200.200

  • Tied for National League lead in runs with 104 in 1989.
  • Led National League in home runs with 38 in 1991.
  • Led National League in runs batted in with 117 in 1991.
  • Led National League in sacrifice flies with 15 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in games with 157 in 1987, with 153 in 1989, with 154 in 1990 and with 156 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in at bats with 571 in 1989 and with 564 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in runs with 104 in 1989 and with 108 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in hits with 164 in 1989 and with 146 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in doubles with 41 in 1989 and with 34 in 1991.
  • Tied for Mets lead in triples with 3 in 1989.
  • Led Mets in home runs with 36 in 1989 and with 38 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 101 in 1989 and with 117 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in stolen bases with 41 in 1989 and with 34 in 1990.
  • Led Mets in caught stealing with 16 in 1991. Tied for Mets lead in caught stealing with 8 in 1990.
  • Led Mets in batting average with .287 in 1989.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .559 in 1989 and with .535 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in on base percentage with .369 in 1989.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .928 in 1989 and with .877 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in strikeouts with 126 in 1989 and with 120 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in walks with 86 in 1988 and with 77 in 1989.
  • Led Mets in intentional walks with 18 in 1987, with 25 in 1988 and with 12 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 319 in 1989 and with 302 in 1991.
  • Led Mets in sacrifice flies with 15 in 1991.

Games where Howard Johnson had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Montreal (NL) 06/23/86. At Houston (NL) 07/11/87. vs. Montreal (NL) 06/19/89. At Cincinnati (NL) 08/31/91.
vs. Houston (NL) 09/04/91.

Games where Howard Johnson had 4 or more Hits
At St. Louis (NL) 07/29/87. At Chicago (NL) 09/08/88. At Houston (NL) 04/29/89. vs. Montreal (NL) 06/20/89.
vs. Houston (NL) 07/04/90.

Games played by position
1985: Third Base 113, Shortstop 7, Left Field 1, Outfield 1
1986: Third Base 45, Shortstop 34, Left Field 1, Outfield 1
1987: Third Base 140, Shortstop 38, Left Field 2, Outfield 2
1988: Third Base 131, Shortstop 52
1989: Third Base 143, Shortstop 31
1990: Third Base 92, Shortstop 73
1991: Third Base 104, Right Field 30, Outfield 30, Shortstop 28
1992: Outfield 98, Center Field 84, Left Field 16, Right Field 1
1993: Third Base 67

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Howard Johnson was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1985 0600177950
1986 070001123110
1987 060212112300
1988 011318526800
1989 219101958700
1990 39647417291000
1991 102642841000
1992 7037251314000
1993 01610419000
Totals 496121385180152310160







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