Nationals Manager Johnson Want Another World Series Shot

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson signed on for one more year with a goal of winning the 2013 World Series before becoming a team consultant.

Last season, the 69-year-old manager led the club to its first National League East title with a 98-64 record, the best in the majors. Washington lost 3-2 in the best-of-five NL Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals.

In 16 Major League Baseball seasons, Johnson has amassed a record of 1,286-995. He is also a finalist for the Manager of the Year award presented by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America,

“I love managing this ballclub in this town, and for that, I owe a debt of gratitude to the Lerner Family and [general manager] Mike Rizzo,” Johnson said in a statement. “As everyone knows, we have some unfinished business to tend to in ’13. I have a feeling this upcoming season will be filled with many memorable moments.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.