Dodgers have announced "Sweet" Johnson has passed away at the age of 86. If you remember, “Sweet” Lou Johnson hit a key home run for the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series against Minnesota. Dodgers release a statement on the passing of Johnson:
The Dodgers are saddened to hear about the passing of former Dodger “Sweet” Lou Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Johnson who was born in Louis Brown Johnson in Lexington, KY on Sept 22, 1934, received the nickname Sweet Lou upon joining the Dodgers early in 1965 after outfielder Tommy Davis suffered an injury. Johnson received the nickname because of his infectious smile and because he was always clapping his hands.
Lou Johnson was such a positive inspiration at Dodger Stadium with our employees and our fans as well as throughout the community in the appearances he made on behalf of the organization," said Dodgers president & CEO Stan Kasten. "Dodger fans will always remember his important home run in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series, when he was clapping his hands running around the bases.
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