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Nationals honor retiring manager Davey Johnson

2:28 PM, Sep 22, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals have honored Davey Johnson, paying tribute to the 70-year-old manager who will retire at the end of the season.

Johnson was feted during a 15-minute ceremony on Sunday that featured video tributes and highlights of his playing and managing career. The team presented Johnson with an engraved Tiffany crystal.

The ceremony was held before the start of a day-night doubleheader against Miami, the Nationals' final home games of the regular season. Washington began the day 4 1-2 games behind Cincinnati for the final NL wild-card spot.

Following the videos, the Nationals' roster came out in front of the dugout and Johnson worked his way through the line, exchanging hugs with his players and coaches.

Johnson then tipped his hat and bowed to the fans who were giving him a standing ovation.

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