Found November 03, 2011 on Baseball Prospectus:
1) Randy Johnson A common thread among World Series heroes is their willingness to sacrifice self for the good of the team. Johnson’s story is no different. Just a day after throwing 107 pitches in Game Six of the 2001 World Series, Johnson returned in the eighth inning of Game Seven with the go-ahead run on base and tore through the middle of the Yankees lineup for 1 1/3 innings. Tony Womack and Luis Gonzalez would play their parts in the bottom of the ninth to tie and win the game, but Johnson and Curt Schilling shared the Series MVP award. Johnson was not just a guy afterward, of course, as he won his fourth-straight Cy Young award in 2002 and found regular season success until his retirement, but his postseason conquests left something to be desired. In four appearances, he went 19 innings, allowed 30 hits, and yielded 16 runs (those numbers include 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief work). Yet because of Johnson’s 2001 heroics, nobody will remember his failures in the postse...
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