Nick Johnson on joining the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame
Jan 23, 2024, 8:50 AM | Updated: 8:51 am
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Sacramento native and former Major League first baseman Nick Johnson joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Tuesday morning to share his thoughts on being inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame.
Johnson, 45, played ten big league seasons from 2001-2012 for the New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles.
Over 832 games, the slugger batted .268 with 95 home runs, 398 RBI, and an impressive on-base-plus-slugging percentage of .840.
Johnson rarely struck out during his MLB career, walking 522 times against 572 strikeouts for a K-rate of just 17 percent.
- Johnson shares what it feels like to be inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame
- “Blessed, honored… All of the talent that comes out of here, so many great athletes come out of Sacramento.”
- How did playing Major League Baseball affect his mental competitiveness in golf and other sports?
- “I’d rather be on a ball field and have to make a three-foot putt to win a round.”
- How important is it for Nick to help local youth get involved in baseball?
- When did Johnson know that he was going to become a pro?
- Nick talks about what it was like coming up around fellow MLB star and Sacramento native Greg Vaughn
- How does Johnson feel about the current state of the game?
- Would Nick consider getting back into the game as a coach or manager?
- What memories will Johnson reflect on during his Hall of Fame ceremony?
More on the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame
Along with Johnson, former Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes, NBA center James Donaldson, baseball player Leon Lee, and Olympic athlete Jamie Whitmore will make up the 2024 Hall of Fame class that was voted on by sports fans in the Sacramento area.
The group will all be honored at a ceremony at The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Sunday, February 4th.
For more information and tickets for the ceremony, click here!
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