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Friday marks 16th anniversary of Randy Johnson drilling that bird

It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, but Friday marks the 16th anniversary of a Randy Johnson pitch obliterating a poor bird caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.Johnson, then with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was pitching in a spring training game when a bird ended up smack dab in the line of fastball fire. The poor creature was completely obliterated in a disturbing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson to have street at Chase Field named after him

The Arizona Diamondbacks and City of Phoenix announced Monday that the street in front of Chase Field will be named “Randy Johnson Way” after Hall of Fame pitcher and five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson. “It is only fitting that the street outside of our home be named after our first Hall of Famer,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall, according to abc15...
Via The Sports Daily
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson thanks fans, many others, as D-backs retire No. 51

PHOENIX -- Saying "there were a lot of special moments created here," Randy Johnson thanked fans, teammates, front office personnel, even the clubhouse guys, when the Arizona Diamondbacks retired his No. 51 on Saturday night. Johnson won four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards and a World Series championship, threw a perfect game at age 40, and as he noted, killed a bird with a pitch...
Via Associated Press
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Pedro Martinez’s suit wins HOF induction ceremony

By Ricky Doyle Pedro Martinez stole the show before ever saying a word. Martinez, a true rock star, showed up to the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday sporting a light blue suit that featured patches honoring his native Dominican Republic. It was far flashier than whatever Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson pulled out of the closet. Check...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson changed hotel rooms because of ghost stories

By Steve DelVecchio Randy Johnson is one of four players being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, but his week has been slightly more eventful than that of the three others. When Johnson checked into the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown over the weekend, he was informed by one of his children that the room they were assigned to is rumored to be haunted. The Johnsons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson used great alias while staying in Cooperstown

By The Outside Corner Locker When celebrities travel, they often use aliases when they’re staying at hotels. New Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is no exception to the rule, though a 6’10, mulleted man would stand out a bit in rural Cooperstown, New York. However, Johnson still did use an alias while staying in Cooperstown, and his alias was an appropriate one –- Eddie...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson's photography company has great logo

By Jason Rowan Randy Johnson — along with Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio — was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday. And deservedly so. The lanky lefty, all elbows and angles and awkwardness and fastballs of ferocity — and oh, that epic mullet — was a dominant force on the mound, registering 4,875 strikeouts (second to only Nolan Ryan), throughout...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Randy Johnson's massive Arizona estate for sale

“The Big Unit” is, wait for it…downsizing. Five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson (and his wife Lisa) have listed their 25,000 square foot, seven-bedroom, twelve-bath suburban Phoenix home for a whopping $25 million. “It’s truly a family home,” says realtor Robert Joffe. “This was truly a labor of love…it was kind of [Mrs. Johnson's] dream and her inspiration...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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