Baseball: Johnson loses Blue Jays job
Thursday 18 March 1999
Johnson reportedly told players and others privately that he saw combat as a marine in Vietnam. However, he taught mortar training to recruits going there but never saw service.
The Blue Jays' general manager, Gord Ash, said Johnson, fired after Toronto's 2-1 exhibition loss to the New York Yankees in Tampa, Florida, had been asked to take a leave of absence. "After an appropriate leave of absence Tim will be given the opportunity to remain with the organisation in a scouting or player development role," he said.
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