Tuesday, May 28, 2013

733rd Place - Joe Johnson

Card #347

This card is kind of sad, because it was Johnson's last.  He spent the next three years in the minors, never to return to the majors.  Peter Gammons actually covered his last ever outing for a special issue of Sports Illustrated that had a featured story for each major league game played on June 21, 1987. 

The final line in the article from Johnson, after learning of his demotion:  "When you're 3-5 and packing for Syracuse, you learn about yourself. But don't worry. We'll be back."

Ouch.

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