The Mets purchased the contract of utility infielder Bob Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on May 10, 1967. Two days later he made his Mets debut pinch hitting for outfielder Don Bosch, for the record he walked. Johnson would go on to play in 90 games for the Mets and was one of the teams most productive hitters. He finished out the season hitting .348 with 5 home runs and 27 RBIs. He was especially effective as a pinch hitter, he hit .383 (13 for 34). Johnson’s most productive game came on August 17 when he went 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Despite his success the Mets traded Johnson to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Art Shamsky, who would become an integral part of the Mets 1969 World Championship team.
While with the Mets Johnson wore number’s 25 and 6.
Bob Johnson also played for the following teams:
Kansas City A’s – 1960
Washington Senators – 1961,1962
Baltimore Orioles – 1963-1967
Atlanta Braves – 1968
Cincinnati Reds – 1968
Oakland A’s – 1969,1970
St. Louis Cardinals – 1969