Bob Johnson
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Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 436 of 1043 players
Robert Wallace Johnson
Born: March 4, 1936 at Omaha, Neb.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 180

2b 1b ss 3b

First Mets game: May 12, 1967
Last Mets game: September 26, 1967

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Steve OB
Some day, I would like some great baseball mind or king of the General Managers to tell me why the heck the Mets traded Bob Johnson away. He hit .348 on a team that hit about .225. He played every known position and, while he wasn't Rey Ordonez, he wasn't Rod Kanehl, either. What I remember is every time I looked up from my score sheet after writing a "K" for Al Moran or someone, Bob Johnson was lining a hit into center field and busting around first base. I wonder if he insulted M. Donald Grant (which wasn't hard) or something to get peddled away.

Mario Navetta
I had to confirm what I recall. Bob was a terrific player whom the Mets should have held on to. Granted that they got Art Shamsky in a trade, but it would have meant even more to a 1969 team if they had both been allowed to stay.

December 24, 2002
Bob Johnson was a scrappy utility man who played hard and performed well for the Mets for one season. However, 1) Al Weis did a fair job as a 2B/SS after Johnson left 2) After leaving NY, Johnson split 3 seasons with 4 teams, totaling 5 homers and 25 ribby's, approx. what he had accomplished as a Met.

What Bob Johnson did was become someone the Mets could trade to improve the club.

Boy we had good GM's in the 60's.

r kleinke
October 20, 2004
He shined for the Mets in 1967. I was 12 years old and my friend and I met him at the Mets fan club meeting and I asked him about how it was playing for the 1966 world champion Baltimore Orioles. I was heart broken when he was traded, but look what the Mets received - Art Shamsky.

Jamey Bumbalo
November 10, 2006
Bob Johnson had a decent career as a journeyman infielder (eight teams in ten years), most notably with the Orioles. He is an unknown Met, even though he hit .348 in 1967 (he had 230 ABs--is that the highest average ever for a Met with that many at- bats?). He also hit way above .300 for the A's in 1969.

Memories can be tricky, Steve OB: Johnson played for the Mets in 1967 and Al Moran played for them in 1963 and 1964.

B Miller
March 17, 2011
The only player I can think of that never had a position on his baseball card. It always read Bob Johnson Inf-OF.

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