THURMONT, Md. - You may not be the biggest or the strongest, but if you work hard and play by the rules you can be successful, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson told the summer campers at American Legion Camp West-Mar.
The two-week summer camp is for boys ages 9 to 12 from Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland.
On Tuesday, the 63 campers listened to Johnson explain how he made it to the major leagues.
Johnson is one of three Dave Johnsons with whom Orioles fans might be familiar. There's Davey Johnson, the former second baseman who later managed the team, and the Dave Johnson who pitched for the Orioles in the mid-1970s.
The Johnson who spoke to the campers Tuesday was an Orioles pitcher from 1989 through 1991.
Johnson, 42, grew up in Baltimore. He played baseball, but said he wasn't the best, he just loved to play.