Baseball Athlete- Inducted 2023
Born and raised in the Edmonton region, Mike has been involved with baseball for the majority of his life. He began his love of baseball at age four when he began playing with Sherwood Park Minor Baseball. In 1992 Jonson made Team Alberta and his talent for the sport was noticed and he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993.
His professional career spanned 17 years, including 5 seasons in the Major Leagues. Mike played for the Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants. Johnson played overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. When Johnson returned from overseas he came back to play for his hometown Edmonton Trappers. He was the last person to pitch for the team before the franchise left the city in 2004.
He was a prominent member of the Canadian Senior National Team including pitching for the Olympics in 2004 and 2008 and won a Pan Am gold medal in 2011. Mike Retired from professional baseball in 2012.
Upon retirement, he has given back coaching locally in the Edmonton area, with Team Alberta, and with the Canadian Junior National Team. Mike opened his own baseball training facility, 5 Tool Fieldhouse, in Edmonton in 2017 to support the development of local baseball players in the region. He was the recipient of the Canadian Professional Baseball League (CPBL) Most Valuable Player of the year award and the CPBL Win Champion Award in 2008. Johnson was inducted into the Baseball Canada Hall of Fame in 2012.