1997: 98-64, 1st

A balanced Orioles team won the American League East for the first time since 1983 and defeated the Mariners in four games in the ALDS. They lost the ALCS to the Indians in 6, and turmoil quickly followed. On the day he was named the AL's Manager of the Year, Johnson faxed his resignation to Angelos, ending their fractious relationship.

( Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun / October 11, 1997 )

A balanced Orioles team won the American League East for the first time since 1983 and defeated the Mariners in four games in the ALDS. They lost the ALCS to the Indians in 6, and turmoil quickly followed. On the day he was named the AL's Manager of the Year, Johnson faxed his resignation to Angelos, ending their fractious relationship.

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