Ron Johnson just completed his 23rd season as a minor-league manager, and he says this season was one of the best he’s ever had. In his fifth season as the Norfolk Tides manager in the Baltimore Orioles organization, he had the rare distinction of having his son Chris as a member of his team.
Chris was injured part of the season at Norfolk, but managed to hit .292 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI. He has previously played eight major-league seasons with five different clubs, last appearing with Miami in 2016. The infielder is a career .275 hitter, with 63 home runs and 339 RBI in the big-leagues.
Because he has been a career baseball player, manager and coach, Ron had never spent an entire summer with Chris, like he did this summer.
Ron played briefly in the majors from 1982 to 1984 in the Royals and Expos organizations.
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