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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is being honored for something he did in Cincinnati 18 years ago.
Johnson led the Reds to a division title in 1995 and the NL championship series, where they were swept by Atlanta. Former owner Marge Schott decided to replace Johnson with Ray Knight after the season.
The Reds wouldn't win another division title until 2010, when they won the first of their two NL Central championships under Dusty Baker.
The Reds will honor Johnson with a gift on the field before their game Saturday at Great American Ball Park. It's the second game of a weekend series matching the NL's top two teams from last season. The Nationals won 98 games, the Reds 97.
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BEST OF MAXIM
CINCINNATI For one day, at least, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker can say that four major questionable components of his team are solvent.
ONE: Can Todd Frazier replace Scott Rolen at third base with no noticeable dissipation of offense and defense?
TWO: Can Shin-Soo Choo play center field and provide the team with the leadoff hitter theyve tried to find for a decade?
This guy’s got balls. If he misses that catch, disaster could’ve struck and really harmed his child. We’re sure his wife is not pleased either way.
But this guy wasn’t going to let that happen, as he snagged the ball with perfection, prompting cheers from those around him. H/T USA Today Sports.
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