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Former Dodgers manager Davey Johnson back at home after COVID-19 diagnosis

Dodgers manager Davey Johnson speaks with bench coach Mike Scioscia during spring training in 1999.
Dodgers manager Davey Johnson, left, speaks with Albuquerque manager Mike Scioscia during spring training in 1999.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Former Dodgers manager Davey Johnson is resting at home after receiving treatment for COVID-19 at a Florida hospital, according to former Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz.

Horwitz tweeted that Johnson’s wife said the former major leaguer is resting at home after returning from the hospital.

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

Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record in 1974 despite enduring racism and went on to hit 755 homers in a 23-year career.

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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 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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