Davey Johnson, one of the greatest managers in the history of Major League Baseball, is celebrating a birthday Monday.
Johnson is turning 80 years old.
He began his managing career in 1984 with the New York Mets.
He was at the helm when the team won their second World Series title in 1986.
Johnson managed the Mets until 1990, before joining the Cincinnati Reds in 1993 and managing there until 1995.
Following that season, he took over managerial duties for the Baltimore Orioles, spending two years at the helm.
He later managed the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.
On Twitter, an MLB fan wished the two-time Manager of the Year a happy birthday.
1/30/1943: Happy Birthday to Davey Johnson, a 3-time Gold Glove winning 2nd baseman for the #Orioles, and 2-time Manager of the Year. He won 1,372 games as manager, and was skipper of the World Champion 1986 #Mets. Davey was born on this day in 1943. #MLB #OTD #BaseballOTD #LGM pic.twitter.com/t8QDkb7w7m
— Baseball History On This Date (@Baseball_OTD) January 30, 2023
In 2,445 games managed, Johnson amassed a total of 1,372 wins.
In addition to his managerial accomplishments, Johnson also played 13 seasons in MLB.
He came up with the Orioles in 1965 and was with the team until he joined the Atlanta Braves in 1973.
After missing the entire 1976 season, Johnson returned with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1977 and wrapped up his career the following season as a member of the Chicago Cubs.
During his 13-year playing career, Johnson won three Gold Glove Awards, a World Series ring, and was selected to four All-Star teams.
He posted a career WAR of 27.4, picked up a total of 1,252 hits, hit for a lifetime average of .261, and hit a total of 136 home runs.
Johnson retired from managing after the 2013 season, but had helped transform the Nationals into a winning ballclub, leading them to 98 wins and a division title in 2012.NEXT: Cardinals Welcome In Their New Announcer