Steve Johnson Makes His First Career Start Tonight For The Baltimore Orioles

Steve Johnson OriolesSteve Johnson has Baltimore is in blood.  The 24-year-old son of former pitcher Dave Johnson makes his first career start for the Baltimore Orioles tonight against the Seattle Mariners.

23 years ago today, August 8, 1989, Steve’s dad Dave Johnson recorded his first win for the Baltimore Orioles.  The final out of DJ’s first win was recorded by Steve’s current (injured) teammate Jim Thome.

Baseball is an amazing game.

Go get ’em Steve.

Tip of the cap to WBAL’s Casey Willett for these cool notes.

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  1. This is the “Why Not?” season part II. What a great night for Steve and his dad. What a magical season this is turning into.

    • Reminds me of Frank Robinson Statue Night…I was there for the Magical Moment when Middle River’s Own Dave Johnson peppered his former Skipper about why he was removed from a game against Toronto 23 years ago…Hard to respect Dave Johnson after that, Magic or No Magic…

  2. I agree with MGW on great night for the kid , but magical season is an over reach,,,,,,,,,,,the O’s are where they are because the rest of the division has faultered…….it’s nice but do they really deserve it ? Not in my book , doing well because your competition gets hurt has a hollow feeling to it,,,,,,,,,,,,,It’s like drag racing a competition car and he beats you pretty bad but because he jumped the christmas tree has was DQed…………..not too good………….

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