33 Facts About Randy Johnson

1. Randy Johnson made a cameo appearance in a commercial for MLB 2K9 with teammate Tim Lincecum.

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2. Randy Johnson appeared in a "Just For Men" commercial where he had a grey beard and his neighbors told him "Your beard is weird.

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3. Randy Johnson appeared in the movie Little Big League, playing himself.

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4. In January 2015, Randy Johnson was named a Special Assistant to the team president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Derrick Hall.

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5. Randy Johnson was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2015.

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6. On September 19, 2009, Randy Johnson made his first relief appearance in 4 years, facing the Los Angeles Dodgers for 3 batters.

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7. Randy Johnson was activated by the Giants on September 16, 2009, and assigned to the Giants bullpen.

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8. Randy Johnson was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on July 28, 2009.

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9. On December 26, 2008, Randy Johnson signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants for a reported $8 million, with a possible $2.5 million in performance bonuses and another $2.5 million in award bonuses.

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10. Randy Johnson got his 4,700th career strikeout on July 6, 2008.

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11. On June 3, 2008, Randy Johnson struck out Mike Cameron of the Milwaukee Brewers for career strikeout number 4,673.

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12. Randy Johnson had season-ending surgery on the same disc, this time removing it completely.

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13. Randy Johnson began 2006 well, but then he struggled to find form.

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14. Randy Johnson pitched Opening Day for the Yankees on April 3, 2005 against the Boston Red Sox.

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15. Randy Johnson struck out Jeff Cirillo of the San Diego Padres on June 29, 2004 to become only the fourth MLB player to reach 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

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16. Randy Johnson became the fifth pitcher in Major League history to throw both a no-hitter and a perfect game in his career.

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17. On May 18, 2004, Randy Johnson pitched the 17th perfect game in baseball history.

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18. In 2002, Randy Johnson won the pitching Triple Crown, leading the NL in wins, ERA and strikeouts, and was voted his fourth consecutive Cy Young and Warren Spahn Awards.

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19. Randy Johnson recorded all 20 strikeouts in the first nine innings, but because the game went into extra innings, it was not categorized by MLB as an "official" 20-strikeout game.

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20. Randy Johnson struck out 20 batters in a game on May 8, 2001 against the Cincinnati Reds.

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21. Randy Johnson finished 2000 with 19 wins, 347 strikeouts and a 2.64 ERA, and won his second consecutive NL Cy Young Award and Warren Spahn Award.

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22. Randy Johnson agreed to a four-year contract, with an option for a fifth year, for $52.4 million, with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a second-year franchise.

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23. Randy Johnson finished 7th in the National League Cy Young voting despite pitching only 2 months in the league, and helped Houston win their second straight National League Central division title.

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24. Randy Johnson had two 19-strikeout starts in 1997, on June 24 and August 8.

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25. Randy Johnson defeated the Yankees in Game 3 with 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

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26. Randy Johnson capped the Mariners' late season comeback by pitching a three-hitter in the AL West's one-game playoff, crushing the California Angels' hopes with 12 strikeouts.

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27. Randy Johnson recorded his 1,000th career strikeout against the Minnesota Twins' Chuck Knoblauch.

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28. Randy Johnson was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the second round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft.

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29. Randy Johnson was a starter at USC under coach Rod Dedeaux, but often exhibited control problems.

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30. Randy Johnson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility, and is the first member of the Hall to be depicted in a Diamondbacks uniform on his plaque.

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31. Randy Johnson was named one of two World Series Most Valuable Players in 2001, with three pitching victories, leading the Diamondbacks to a world championship over the New York Yankees in only their fourth year of play.

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32. Randy Johnson is one of eighteen pitchers in history to record a win against all 30 MLB franchises.

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33. Randy Johnson is one of five pitchers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues.

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