Let's do it again 2morrow! MVP! Thanks so much for the consideration. Johnstone was far more prominent as a prankster, the energy from which he parlayed into a broadcasting career, which included color work with the Yankees in 1989 and 1990. Dodgers Disappoint in Game 4, Down 3-1 to Braves in NLCS, is LA Done in 2020? ‍♂️ Bullpen definitely did their job and bats...the bats woke up! His daughter confirmed the news on social media, and the team later posted their condolences. 1. We ranked every team's chances at landing the best pitcher on the FA market this year , His daughter, Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone, confirmed the news, per the. The passing of Jay Johnstone was very sad but hearing from mutual friends today about what a wonderful person Jay was brought warm memories and, of course, smiles. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. @ScottMillerBbl breaks down how Tampa Bay continues meltdown as Houston rides comeback momentum. Your email address will not be published. Yankees: Bernie Williams congratulates DJ LeMahieu on batting title with heartfelt statement. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Johnstone played a 20-year career that saw him spend four total seasons in Los Angeles. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aa7ab353e676902b4ff1c44263bf0fc8" );document.getElementById("a958a8102c").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. MVP! Yankees? #DODGERSWIN It takes a special type of personality to be a middling MLB player for 20 full years. OK, fine, we’ll cut to the chase, though. The ebullient outfielder passed away on Monday at the age of 74, another soul taken needlessly early by complications of COVID-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images). Jay Johnstone. Go Dodgers! Dodgers: CBS Sports Personality Calls Out LA Bats, Says Situation is a Hot Mess, Dodgers: Don’t Blame Clayton Kershaw for Last Night’s Meltdown. W00T W00T! Johnstone was just 74-years-old at the time of his passing. - Let's Tie This Up Tomorrow! Sep 12; 2 min; Your Candidate: Jay L. Johnstone for North East Ward. Frankston Council facing a perfect storm during its 2020 COVID election - by Claire Harvey 304. He was born in Manchester, Connecticut. - His daughter, Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone, confirmed the news, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN). The ads on the site are the primary source of income for our team and we would appreciate if you could whitelist our site in your adblocker, so that we can continue managing this amazing community! pic.twitter.com/6LKEMRfd6t, — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 29, 2020. The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Jay's family and friends. 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List choice Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. The former Dodgers outfielder is survived by his wife Mary and his daughter. Dodgers: 1981 World Series Legend Jay Johnstone Passes Away After Fight With COVID-19 The Dodgers organization lost a legend this week. Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest Dodgers news, interviews, live streams, and more! Don't Miss Any of the Latest Dodgers News, Rumors, and Exclusive Offers! Johnstone suffered from dementia and died of complications stemming from COVID-19. Johnstone suffered from dementia and died of complications stemming from COVID-19. 7-2!!! Talk about waking up!!! NEXT: Dodgers Mourn the Loss of Legendary Pitcher Ron Perranoski. I believe that Betts snag was the turning point for the Dodgers. Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? DNTixList Johnstone was also key to the 1981 World Series run over the Yankees. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder from 1966 to 1985 for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, … Johnstone’s Yankees career lasted only 59 games, spread across the 1978 and ’79 seasons — including a pair of at-bats in the Fall Classic that fateful year. MVP! 9. Johnstone suffered from dementia and died of complications stemming from COVID-19. How about Seager Sauce?! https://t.co/DePWvZX0le. "It's really kind of shocking." He will be missed. You can also subscribe to our Blue Heaven podcast for the latest in sports news and discussion. #DodgersNation #dodgers #losangeles #lafans #doyers #baseball #mlb #besbol #fans #lableedsblue #thinkblue #ChavezRavine #HollywoodLifestyle #ItsAnLAThing #ITFDB #LATogether #coreyseager ... SEAG SAUCE!!!! #DodgersNation #dodgers #losangeles #lafans #doyers #baseball #mlb #besbol #fans #lableedsblue #thinkblue #ChavezRavine #HollywoodLifestyle #ItsAnLAThing #ITFDB #vivalosdoyers #LATogether ... DODGERS WIN!!! He spent much of his prominent career as the enemy (in name only), starring for the Dodgers from 1980-1982 and 1985, socking a home run in the ’81 World Series against the Bombers in only three at-bats. Not to be lost in all of the unfortunate loss over these past few days, the Dodgers and their fanbase lost a great one this past week. Grand Tour Nation Events #POSTSZNSZN by Brook Smith 10/04/2020, 5:00 AM Contribute – Full-Time and Part-Time Positions in Los Angeles Sports, Dodgers Postseason: Corey Seager Dodges Odd Francisco Lindor Trade Question, Dodgers NLCS: Los Angeles Wins Game 5 to Stay Alive in the Series, Dodgers: Alex Wood Feels Team’s Past Success Makes it Difficult to Get Motivated in Big Moments, Dodgers NLCS: Dustin May Gets the Ball With LA Facing Elimination. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on New York Yankees and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. https://t.co/ig8T2XGbYj pic.twitter.com/HpDr7zCQ17, — Fred Claire (@Fred_Claire) September 30, 2020. Pick up his tribute tee! He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center. 10/04/2020, 5:00 AM. Los Angeles went on to take the series two games later. Available Now! Oh, and @ashleynicokelly I believe KNOX helped our boys in blue! Who else is sore and a bit tipsy?! Johnstone, a member of the Yankee family whose tenure in pinstripes lasted well into many an Old-Timers’ Day appearance (after all, he was best in front of a camera and microphone), received a proper tribute from his former team in the wake of the announcement. 3,039 Designed, Developed & Maintained by glc.la. @will.smith New York Yankees outfielder and broadcasting prankster Jay Johnstone passed away of COVID-19 complications on Monday afternoon. 1. Momentum Is Ours.... Brook Smith We send best wishes to his family during this difficult time — all of us have lost a pillar of pure fun, even those of us who did not know him. The energy that radiated from Johnstone’s post-career pranks can sometimes overwhelm his mid-career heroics, but make no mistake: Johnstone was an essential glue guy, and a more-than-competent hitter. That translated into a career after baseball where he appeared on ESPN’s The Lighter Side of Sports, as well as programs such as Baseball’s Funniest Pranks and Super Sports Follies. Johnstone also worked as a color commentator for both the Yankees and Phillies following his playing career. But the way two-time World Series champion Jay Johnstone stepped up in big moments, you never would’ve known the curly-haired outfielder wasn’t among the game’s greats.