Date of birth: 5 November 1973
Primary position: Center Fielder
Career Batting Statistics through 2017 Season
Memorable Moments for Johnny Damon
- 21 December 2001 - Free agent outfielder Johnny Damon leaves Oakland after one season and signs a four-year deal with Boston, one of Dan Duquette's last major signing.
- 27 June 2003 - Before the first out is recorded by the Marlins, the Boston scores ten runs en route to a 25-8 win over Florida. Johnny Damon collects three hits in the first inning to tie a major league record set by Gene Stephens of the Red Sox just over fifty years earlier.
- 7 April 2004 - Johnny Damon collects five hits, including a double, in Boston's 10-3 win over Baltimore.
- 20 October 2004 - Boston rebounds from an 0-3 series deficit and clobbers New York 10-3 at Yankee Stadium for the club's first pennant in 18 years. Johnny Damon hits two home runs, David Ortiz hits his third of the series, and Derek Lowe earns the win by allowing just one run on one hit in six innings of work. The Red Sox become the first team to ever rally from an 0-3 playoff series deficit in Major League Baseball history.
- 27 October 2004 - With a lunar eclipse occurring simultaneously, Boston shuts out St. Louis 3-0 and sweeps the Cardinals in four games for the first Red Sox World Series win in 86 years. Johnny Damon leads off the game with a home run, Trot Nixon adds two more with a double, and Derek Lowe goes seven strong to become the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win the deciding game of all three series in a single postseason. The final out comes when Cardinals shortstop Edgar Renteria hits a chopper back to closer Keith Foulke, who easily underhands the throw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, and Boston becomes the fourth team to sweep a series without having ever trailed in any of its four games.
- 15 July 2005 - Outfielders Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez each get four hits for the Red Sox in Boston's 17-1 rout of New York at Fenway Park.
- 17 July 2005 - Johnny Damon extends his hitting streak to 29 games in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees at Fenway Park.
- 20 December 2005 - Boston's rivalry with New York is further fueled as free agent Johnny Damon spurns an offer from the Red Sox and signs a four-year, $52 million contract with the Yankees.
- 8 February 2006 - Boston needs 15 innings to beat Baltimore, 5-4. Johnny Damon leads off with a single, moves to third base on a wild throw to first by pitcher Willis Roberts, and then scores on a wild pitch.
- 9 February 2006 - A full-page ad in the Boston Globe presents a thank-you from Johnny Damon to Red Sox fans less than two months after jumping ship to sign with the New York Yankees.