Fairfield, CA (Sports Network) - Former Boston manager Darrell Johnson, who led the Red Sox to the AL pennant in 1975, died of leukemia on Monday. He was 75.
Johnson managed the Red Sox for two-plus seasons from 1974-76, posting a 220-188 record with the team. He led Boston to a 95-65 record and the AL pennant in 1975 when the Red Sox lost in seven games to Cincinnati in the World Series.
Also a manager with the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, Johnson posted a career 472-590 record.
As a player he spent six seasons in the majors as a backup catcher for the St. Louis Browns, the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, the Phillies, Reds and Orioles. In 320 career at-bats, Johnson hit .234 with two home runs and 28 RBI.