Mike Johnson (1990s pitcher)

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Mike Johnson
Pitcher
Born: (1975-10-03) October 3, 1975 (age 38)
Edmonton, Alberta
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 1997 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 2001 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Win–loss record 7–14
Earned run average 6.85
Strikeouts 147
Teams
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold 2011 Guadalajara National team

Michael Keith Johnson (born October 3, 1975) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He has pitched all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball, and has also played in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Korean Baseball Organization, and the CPBL.

Johnson was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 amateur draft. He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 6, 1997 with the Baltimore Orioles.and went on to play for the Orioles (1997) and Montreal Expos (1997–2001). He was a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they finished in fourth place in the baseball tournament. Johnson played in the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants organizations from 2001 to 2003, before signing with the Expos again in 2004

In 2006, Johnson played for Somerset of the independent Atlantic League. In 2007, he played for the Edmonton Cracker-Cats of the Northern League. In 2008, he played for the CPBL's La New Bears and won the winningest pitcher and the MVP at the regular season.

On March 7, 2009 he pitched for Canada in the World Baseball Classic against the USA. For 2009, he signed to play for the SK Wyverns in South Korea after an interval of four years, but he was dismissed in April having appeared in just two games. He signed with the Edmonton Capitals of the Golden Baseball League, for whom he finished the season. He split the 2010 season between the Capitals and Yuma Scorpions. Now he is a coaching instructor in Edmonton for the St. Francis Xavier high-school baseball Academy.

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Awards
Preceded by
Pan Wei-lun (潘威倫)
CPBL Win Champion Award
2008
Succeeded by
Itsuki Shoda(正田樹)
Preceded by
Pan Wei-lun (潘威倫)
CPBL Best Ten Player Award(pitcher)
2008
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Kao Kuo-ching (高國慶)
CPBL MVP of the Year Award
2008
Succeeded by
Lin Yi-chuan(林益全)