Joe Johnson

1987 Fleer

Johnson pitched in 62 games for the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays from 1985-1987. In 327.1 innings he went 20-18 with a 4.48 ERA. Johnson’s best stretch in the big leagues came in 1986 after the Braves traded him to the Blue Jays for Jim Acker. Johnson made 15 starts for Toronto and went 7-2 with a 3.89 ERA. However, his ERA jumped to 5.13 the following season and soon his major-league run was over. Johnson pitched professionally from 1982-1990.

Johnson was featured in Sports Illustrated‘s July 6, 1987 issue, titled “One Day In Baseball.” A writer followed Johnson for an entire day leading up to what would end up being his final major league start. You can read the article here.

1987 Topps

Joe Johnson – career stats

1988 Topps

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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