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It was a rough week last week with three former Dodgers dying. Lou Johnson and Ron Perranoski passed away over the weekend, and Jay Johnstone died earlier last week.
Johnstone was known as a prankster, from trapping Tommy Lasorda in his room in spring training to dragging the infield with the grounds crew at Dodger Stadium before hitting a home run. He had a key role during the baseball sequence of The Naked Gun, too.
But Johnstone also played 20 years in the majors, including parts of four years (1980-82, 1985) with the Dodgers. He was 10-for-21 (.476) during the postseason in his career, including hitting a key home run in Game 4 of the 1981 World Series, part of a Dodgers comeback in both that game and the series itself.
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