Howard Johnson has been labeled one of the “most underrated” players in New York Mets franchise history. A member of the 1986 World Series champions and 1988 National League Eastern Division champion team, Johnson spent nine years with the Mets (1985-1993) compiling 192 home runs in 1,154 games played. In 1989, he led the team runs scored and home runs (38). In 1991, Johnson led the team In RBI (117) and reached the 30-30 mark. In both of those seasons – 1989 and 1991 – Johnson made the National League All-Star teams.
HoJo, as Mets fans affectionately called him, joins the 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.