Len Johnston

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Leonard Edward Johnston

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Biographical Information[edit]

Len Johnston played 16 years in the minors and managed for 9. He spent parts of nine seasons at the AAA level as a player. He led his league in stolen bases 6 years in a row (1953-1958), stealing 385 for his career. He also led the 1953 Western League in runs and the 1956 International League in hits.

In addition to managing in the minors, Johnston coached the Buffalo Bisons in 1969 and has been a coach for the Bluefield Orioles since 1979.

Johnston's grandson, Zach Johnston, was named head coach at Concordia University Ann Arbor for 2015 [1].

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1967 Burlington Senators Carolina League 70-69 6th (t) Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1968 Burlington Senators Carolina League 56-84 12th Washington Senators
1970 Sumter Indians Western Carolinas League 61-68 4th Cleveland Indians none
1971 GCL Indians Gulf Coast League 28-24 3rd Cleveland Indians none
1972 Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League 46-91 8th Cleveland Indians
1973 GCL Indians Gulf Coast League 32-24 2nd Cleveland Indians none
1974 Peninsula Pennants Carolina League 58-76 5th Co-op none
1976 Miami Orioles Florida State League 79-63 1st Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1977 Miami Orioles Florida State League 72-66 4th Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1984 Hagerstown Suns Carolina League 27-39 7th Baltimore Orioles replaced Grady Little (1-3) on June 25