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Erik Johnson is a former Major League infielder for the San Francisco Giants who has been training coaches and players for over 25 years. Erik has played for the current Cincinnati Reds Manager, Dusty Baker
Erik is Director of Instruction for EJ Sports, LLC and also one of the founding members of All Pro Baseball Group dba as Get Up and Go Baseball.
Erik Johnson is a Tri-Valley native who played Little League baseball in the San Ramon Valley, CA area. He played in the 1978 Little League World Series and the 1981 Senior League World Series for San .Ramon Valley Little League where his team was runner-up on the World Championship game each time.
Erik graduated De La Salle High School in Concord, California where he lettered in baseball and basketball. During his senior year, he was selected for the first team of the All- CAL League, All East Bay and All Northern CA Baseball Teams.
Erik is an alumnus of U.C. Santa Barbara where he received an athletic scholarship to play baseball while majoring in Business Economics. He was chosen as the All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association during his sophomore through senior seasons. He was named All-District 3 his senior year. He was named Pre-Season All American Athlete before his Junior and Senior season. He was also selected during his sophomore season to play on Team USA representing the United States in the international competition with other countries around the world in various foreign locations.
He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1986 MLB Baseball Draft and during 1987 season, Erik was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 18th round of the MLB Draft.
As a career infielder, Erik played professional baseball for 10 years and in the Major Leagues in 1993 and 1994 with the San Francisco Giants organization under the management of Dusty Baker. In the 1993 winter season, Erik elected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions, a proving ground for the Major League prospects from each Major League team.
In the 1995 season, Erik played professionally for the Texas Rangers and with the Pittsburgh Pirates where he was awarded "Minor League Player of the Month" in both April and May by the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization. In July, 1995 Erik was awarded the Topps Baseball Card Company "Minor League Player of the Month Award" and also during the 1995 campaign, Erik made the National League Triple A All-Star team and was selected to start at shortstop.
Erik's final season of professional baseball was in 1996 where he played for the Florida Marlins organization as an infielder. He retired from professional baseball in 1997.
Erik is a member of Association of Professional Ball Players of America.