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How Davey Johnson has managed through 16 seasons

Nationals skipper Davey Johnson, named National League manager of the year this week, will be 70 when next season opens and he says it will be his final season as manager. Twenty-nine years after beginning his first managerial job with the Mets, Johnson has compiled an outstanding record with five teams over 16 seasons, winning one pennant and one World Series and finishing first or second 12 times.

COMPILED BY RICHARD McSWEENEY

New York Mets (1984-90)

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Record: 595-417

Beat Red Sox in 1986 for only World Series win, also made it to NLCS in 1988.

Cincinnati Reds (1993-95)

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Record: 204-172

Led the Reds to the 1995 NLCS but was fired anyway after the season by owner Marge Schott. It wouldn't be the last time he had problems with ownership.

Baltimore Orioles (1996-97)

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Record: 186-138

After leading Orioles to the ALCS two straight seasons, he resigned after a squabble with owner Peter Angelos, on the same day he was named AL Manager of the Year.

Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000)

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Record: 163-161

Was let go after failing to make the playoffs for a second straight season.

Washington Nationals (2011-present)

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Record: 138-107

Got the Nationals to the postseason in 2012, the first time a team in Washington had made it since 1933.

Overall
Wins Winning pct. Playoff berths
1,286 .564 6
All time rank: 32d All time: 19th All time: 13th
Active: 4th Active: 2d Active: T-2

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