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Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

A Season of Life: Redbirds manager Ben Johnson here for more than baseball

Memphis skipper again living in Whitehaven childhood home with his father

By Published: May 28, 2019 12:09 AM CT
<span><strong>When the Cardinals offered Ben Johnson (left) the chance to be the Redbirds&rsquo; manager this season, he seized the opportunity. He was coming back to his hometown, having grown up in Whitehaven and now again living in the same house there with his father, Larry Johnson.&nbsp;&ldquo;This is special,&rdquo; Ben said. &ldquo;I knew before this started, it was gonna be a great summer. No matter if we win every game or lose every game.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

When the Cardinals offered Ben Johnson (left) the chance to be the Redbirds’ manager this season, he seized the opportunity. He was coming back to his hometown, having grown up in Whitehaven and now again living in the same house there with his father, Larry Johnson. “This is special,” Ben said. “I knew before this started, it was gonna be a great summer. No matter if we win every game or lose every game.” (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

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