Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson pitched for the Royals during the 1970 season and finished with a 3.07 ERA in 214 innings. By striking out 206 batters that year, he became the first Royals pitcher to “K” more than 200 in a season. While certainly effective for KC, Johnson’s mark was made even more by being involved in the two trades that brought Amos Otis and Freddie Patek to the Royals. Following his times in Kansas City, Johnson won a World Series with the 1971 Pirates and pitched parts of seven seasons at the Big League level with the Mets, Royals, Pirates, Indians and Braves. The 6-4 righty recently joined Dave O to talk about nearly losing a leg after a tragic motorcycle accident, how Whitey Herzog kept him from retiring, how he LOVED his times in Kansas City (and didn’t want to go), pitching in the World Series and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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