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Davey Johnson managed the Baltimore Orioles in 1996 and played for them from 1965-1972. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is seen in the dugout during a baseball game with the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Washington.( AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is seen in the dugout during a baseball game with the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Washington.( AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals Bryce Harper reacts to being hit by a foul tip as manager Davey Johnson and a trainer stand by during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Washington Nationals Bryce Harper reacts to being hit by a foul tip as manager Davey Johnson and a trainer stand by during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is comfortable enough with his club that he doesn't believe a trade deadline move is necessary. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Gio Gonzalez hands the ball over manager Davey Johnson as he is relieved in the top of the fourth inning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Gio Gonzalez lowers his head as manager Davey Johnson walks to the mound to relieve him in the top of the fourth inning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Davey Johnson gives Gio Gonzalez an early hook after the Nationals left-hander gave up six earned runs in 3.1 innings, his shortest start of the season. The Mets rolled to a 9-5 win at Nationals Park. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Davey Johnson gives Gio Gonzalez an early hook after the Nationals left-hander gave up six earned runs in 3.1 innings, his shortest start of the season. The Mets rolled to a 9-5 win at Nationals Park. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson comes to the pitcher's mound to pull starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Washington. The Rays won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson comes to the pitcher's mound to pull starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Washington. The Rays won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is comfortable enough with his club that he doesn't believe a trade deadline move is necessary. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Washington Nationals second baseman Stephen Lombardozzi (1), left, high fives Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5), right, before the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds in their home opener. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sixty-nine-year-old Davey Johnson has managed five different teams for a total of 2127 games, 89 of which has come with the Nationals. (Associated Press)

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Davey Johnson has posted a winning percentage of .543 or better nine times in his 12 full seasons as a manager. A percentage of .543 would give Washington 88 wins - a number that likely would yield a playoff berth. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina (2) is congratulated for scoring by Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5), second from right, and others as the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during spring training at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: General Manager and Executive Vice President of baseball operations of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5), and Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals Mark D. Lerner chat together as the Washington Nationals play the Georgetown Hoyas during a spring training exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nationals relief pitcher Sean Burnett plays catch with his son Sebastian, 3, on Thursday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla.andrew harnik/the washington times (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) Manager Davey Johnson (center) would rather the Nationals win their division than worry about getting into the playoffs as a wild card. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)