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The Offishial Show Episode 106: Marlins Legend Charles Johnson

A World Series champion, multi-time All-Star and Gold Glove award winner with the Marlins, CJ discusses his career and the current state of the game.

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Catcher Charles Johnson was one of the most impactful players in Marlins franchise history. Enjoy this half-hour conversation with CJ, Ely Sussman and Hector Rodriguez covering current Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2:55), the catcher’s perspective on the automated strike zone being tested in Minor League Baseball (6:15), memories from being a part of three no-hitters (10:00), and what to expect from the Charles Johnson Collegiate Summer League coming to Fort Pierce this year (18:00).

Enjoy Episode 106!

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This past spring, in his second year of eligibility, CJ was elected to the Fish Stripes Marlins Hall of Fame, becoming the first Marlins catcher to receive that recognition from our staff members and readers.

Formed in partnership with the Carribean Baseball Organization (CBO), the Charles Johnson Collegiate Summer League will run from June 25-August 6 at the Lawnwood Baseball Complex in Fort Pierce. There are openings for 105 players who will compete on six different teams. The champion of the league will receive a bid and travel package to the National Baseball Congress Championship in Wichita, KS. Alex Arias and Antonio Alfonseca—former Fish teammates of CJ’s—are participating as guest instructors, too.

Limited spots remaining! Get the full details from the CBO Tournaments website.

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