Howard Johnson has been labeled one of the “most underrated” players in New York Mets franchise history.
Mets general manager Frank Cashen traded Walt Terrell to the Detroit Tigers in December 1984 in exchange for Johnson.
Johnson, a member of the 1986 World Series champions and 1988 National League Eastern Division champion team, spent nine years with the Mets (1985-1993) compiling 192 home runs in 1,154 games played. Johnson led the team runs scored (1989) and home runs (38) and RBI (117) in 1991. He appeared in two All-Star Games (1989, 1991) and reached the 30-30 club in 1991.
Johnson became a free agent after the 1993 season. He later signed with the Colorado Rockies for one season before retiring after the 1995 season with the Chicago Cubs.
HoJo, as Mets fans affectionately called him, joins the Mets Rewind podcast to talk about his time in New York, the Amazin’ (and sometimes infamous) 1986 season, playing in New York and iconic games in franchise history.