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Richard A. Johnson


Richard A. Johnson

Richard A. Johnson has served as Curator of The Sports Museum since 1982. He has also authored or co-authored nine books including: THE AMERICAN GAME: Baseball, Ethnicity, and The American Dream (editor), THE BOSTON BRAVES, A CENTURY OF BOSTON SPORTS, RED SOX CENTURY, DiMAGGIO, AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BASEBALL CHRONICALE, PLAYERS OF COOPERSTOWN, YOUNG AT HEART, THE STORY OF JOHNNY KELLEY and TED WILLIAMS, A PORTRAIT IN WORDS AND PICTURES. The latter title was selected as one of the "noteworthy books of 1991" by the New York Times Book Review.

Johnson graduated from Lawrence Academy in 1974 where he was awarded the Headmasters Prize and was an All New England Prep cross country runner for two years. During his years at Bates College ('78) Johnson worked in Kildare Ireland for the Irish Georgian Society and later for the Print Department of the Boston Public Library where he served as an intern. Following college Johnson completed the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver and later worked for both the Worcester Evening Gazette and Houghton Mifflin Publishers before joining The Sports Museum as its first employee.

With The Sports Museum, Johnson has mounted exhibits on topics as diverse as: "Women in Sports, Insights from Her Past," "Boston's Braves 1876-1952," "Fenway Park, From Duffy's Cliff to the Green Monster," "The World Cup" (in collaboration with The British Council) among many others. He has also served as a consultant to many projects and clients including The Boston Celtics, WGBH, ESPN, The Boston Museum of Science among others.

Richard A. Johnson

Books by Richard A. Johnson

by Glenn Stout and Richard A. Johnson - Nonfiction, Sports


YANKEES CENTURY chronicles the full history of this storied franchise, with the most compelling and authoritative narrative of the team ever written, more than 250 stunning photographs, and essays by some of the game's colorful scribes. Here you'll read about the unlikely scheme to build a ballpark in Manhattan atop solid rock, the magic of the Bambino rounding the bases, the stately DiMaggio taking the field, and much more. Yankees Century takes you on an unforgettable journey through time and shows how the Bronx Bombers have managed to win again and again.