Saturday, June 20, 2009

1976 Topps #118 - Boston Red Sox

  • Who is that guy in the circle?
  • Darrell Johnson was an infielder for six years between 1952 and 1962. After his playing career he coached for the Orioles and Red Sox and then managed in the Boston farm system. Darrell managed the Red Sox from 1974 to the middle of the 1976 season. He guided the Sox to within a game of the World Championship in 1975 but was fired in 1976 after the Red Sox got off to a slow start.
  • Johnson managed the expansion Seattle Mariners from 1977-1980 and managed the Texas Rangers in 1982. Darrell coached some more and did some scouting for the New York Mets. He died of leukemia in 2004.

1 comment:

  1. My hunch is that it's Jim Willoughby in the circle. He came to the BoSox on July 4 to complete the April 4 Mario Guerrero trade.