Third baseman Howard Johnson spent nine seasons in New York during the 1980s and early 1990s. He led the league with 104 runs in his All-Star campaign of 1989, then led the league with 38 home runs and 117 RBIs in his All-Star campaign of 1991. “HoJo” also won the Silver Slugger in both years. “When I first came here, there were so many big guys, Keith and Kid (Gary Carter) and Darryl. And I thought, No way anybody would ever even think about calling me a big guy around here,” Johnson said in July 1991. “But now here I am. They’re gone and I’m here and I find myself wondering sometimes what happened.” Today, Johnson is in the franchise’s top five all-time for runs (627), home runs (192) and doubles (214).
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