(NEW YORK) — After a stellar 2012 regular season that ended in disappointment, Davey Johnson is returning the Washington Nationals in 2013.
The team announced that Johnson will return for one last season before moving into a consultant’s role with the club in 2014. At 70-years old, Johnson will be the oldest manager in Major League Baseball.
In his second season with the team, Johnson led the Nationals to a 98-64 record which led all of Major League Baseball. He also led the team to their first National League East title since moving to Washington.
Despite their regular season success, the team fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. The team blew a 6-0 lead in Game 5 of the series. Johnson has decided to give it one more try with the team before stepping away from managing.
Johnson went more than a decade between managerial stops. Before joining the Nationals in 2011, he last managed the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000.
He is also one of three finalists for National League Manager of the Year. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.
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