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If you clicked on the info icon or the "Stats / Notes / Bio" link, you've reached this page which contains notes, memories, trivia and more about Cliff  Johnson.  If you have anything to add to this player's information, an interesting bit of trivia or a personal memory or story about Cliff, please feel free to share it with us by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your name and town.

Facts, Trivia, Memories and More about Cliff Johnson

Highlights

June 30, 1977: Cliff hits three home runs, including two in the 8th inning, to help down the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 at Exhibition Stadium.  The first homer came leading off the fourth against Toronto starter Jerry Garvin to extend the Yankee lead to 2-0.  It would be 2-1 in the eighth when Cliff led off again, smacking his second home run off Garvin on the day.  Two batters later, Lou Piniella followed with a solo shot, followed by a Graig Nettles single that would chase Garvin.  Jerry Johnson relieved for Toronto and got Bucky Dent to fly out to center.  A Willie Randolph single was backed by a Mickey Rivers RBI single, then a Thurman Munson three-run homer to blow the game open.  They weren't done.  Chris Chambliss doubled and Cliff knocked out his third homer on the afternoon to stretch the lead to 10-1.  Both Johnson and Munson knocked in four runs to back Catfish Hunter's 4th victory on the season (4-3) improving the Yankees to 42-33, a half game behind the first place Red Sox.

Transactions

Acquired: June 15, 1977: Cliff was acquired from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later, Mike Fischlin and Randy Niemann. The Yankees sent Dave Bergman (November 23, 1977) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

June 15, 1979: Cliff was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Don Hood.


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