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Remember When Randy Johnson Smoked That Bird With A Fastball?

On this date 17 years ago, legendary MLB pitcher Randy Johnson accomplished one of the most impressive thing that has ever been done in the history of professional baseball. At 40 years old, he became the oldest MLB pitcher in history to throw a perfect game. Nicknamed “The Big Unit,”...
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York's Randy Johnson is a dean among pole vault coaches

YORK - Stromsburg native Randy Johnson retired from teaching at York High in 2011. But he has never stopped teaching as a coach. Johnson, who joined the York teaching staff in 1979-80, continues to work with pole vaulters at York High School and even some surrounding schools. He is considered one of the area’s best when it comes to teaching kids how to familiarize themselves with the sport.
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Randy Johnson

Randy W. Johnson, 64, of Sheboygan, passed away Sunday morning, May 2, 2021 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice surrounded by his family following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born August 10, 1956 in Sheboygan, Randy was a son of the late Spencer and Caroline Fink Johnson....
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Bieber breaks record held by Randy Johnson in win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber is focusing on the Ws, not the Ks. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 11, setting a major league record in the process and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Friday night. Bieber (3-2) fanned at least...
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James Harden Was a ‘Little Randy Johnson’ on the Baseball Diamond Before Making $224 Million in the NBA

Many years before James Harden was an NBA Most Valuable Player, he was terrorizing hitters on Southern California youth baseball diamonds. Harden, now with the Brooklyn Nets, is in his 12th NBA season, and basketball has been good to him. That’s evidenced by his three scoring titles, seven All-NBA selections, and nine All-Star appearances. In 2017–18, Harden became the first player in NBA history to win the Sixth Man of the Year award and later become an MVP.
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Randy Johnson

LEOMA, TN — Randy Louis Johnson, 61, died April 22, 2021. Visitation will be April 24, 2021, from 5- 8 p.m., at Loretto Memorial Chapel. The Funeral service will be held today, April 25, 2021, at 2 p.m., at the fueral home chapel, with burial in Odem Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Community Church.
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'An inner-circle Hall of Famer'? Jacob deGrom wants to be this generation's Randy Johnson

Jacob deGrom, the best pitcher in the world, says, very matter-of-factly, "I want to pitch into my 40s." And as much as pitchers aren't supposed to do that, they aren't supposed to gain 5 mph on their fastballs as they move into their 30s, either. And they aren't supposed to throw sliders 93 mph. And they aren't supposed to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards with historically bad run support. And, well, please, by all means, tell Jacob deGrom what he can't do and see how that goes.
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Shane Bieber joins Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan on exclusive list of hot starts

Somehow, Shane Bieber's start to the 2021 campaign is even better than his historic 2020 season. By striking out 11 on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, Bieber became the sixth pitcher ever to record double-digit punchouts in each of his first three starts of a season, joining Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson, among others:
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20 years ago, Randy Johnson blew up a bird

It’s iconic. At some point in all of our lives—either by sheer luck, the YouTube algorithm or a recommendation from a friend—we happen upon the truly unbelievable video of Randy Johnson hitting a bird with a pitch. We could wax poetic about its insanity, but whatever is said will never...
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Sports World Reacts To The Crazy Randy Johnson Anniversary

As far as weird sports anniversaries go, today is one of the more odd ones. It is 20 years to the day Randy Johnson killed a bird with a fastball. The incident happened during a spring training game between Johnson’s Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants. Facing Giants outfielder Calvin Murray, Johnson reared back and delivered one of his blazing fastballs.
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Randy Johnson trends on Twitter 20 years after pitch killed a bird mid-flight

Former MLB pitcher Randy Johnson trended on Twitter 20 years to the day after one of his pitches hit a bird mid-flight, causing it to go out in a “cloud of feathers”. The 6'10 "Big Unit" was pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks on 24 March 2001 against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game in Yuma, Arizona when one of his pitches pulverised a bird in what became one of Mr Johnson's most iconic baseball moments. His pitching speed has been measured to be able to reach 102 miles an hour, according to Sports Illustrated. The bird died...
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Did Randy Johnson kill a bird?

RANDY Johnson is a World Series champion and a 5-time winner of the Cy Young award. Over a career spanning 22 years, Randy Jonson did just about everything a pitcher can do in the MLB. He threw multiple perfect games and became the second all-time leader in strikeouts. He was an amazing pitcher... maybe too good.
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Paulina Gretzky Off The Top Rope, Chris Webber Strikes Again & Randy Johnson Manslaughter Anniversary

There were two garbage bags full of blankets on our couch last night. I was headed to bed after a long day of blogging, scheduling an upcoming Zoom for the VIP members around here and working on a Photoshop project when I saw my wife messing with two garbage bags full of blankets. My immediate reaction: Where did those come from? We definitely don’t need two bags of anything piling up in our house. Then my wife proceeds to tell me that her sister, a teaching assistant, brought them home after learning that the blankets, delivered to an inner-city public school by a local church, were scheduled to be thrown out. Not distributed to people who might need them. Just thrown out. That’s how we ended up with two bags of freshly stitched blankets on our couch.
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Randy Johnson Used To Keep A Bag Of Baseballs By His Bed To Throw At Robbers

It seems like we’ve entered an era on Twitter (find me at @casspa) where anyone can go viral by tweeting ‘what’s something you remember the most’ and then make it about anything from movies to athletes, viral tweets to memes. Peculiarly, I haven’t seen ‘Randy Johnson annihilates bird with baseball’ as a reply to any of the tweets about the most famous sports moments in history.
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Randy Johnson claimed he kept a bag of baseballs by his bed to throw at home invaders

Today I’d like to talk about Randy Johnson and his fastball, but also about the challenges of sports reporting. In the course of researching Secret Base videos, I read a lot of old newspapers, and in doing so stumble across curious old stories and quotes. Sometimes those tidbits become whole videos, sometimes they turn into blog posts on this website, and sometimes we just share them in Slack or on Twitter. I don’t even remember what I was researching when I found this:
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Randy Johnson

Randy Scott Johnson, 50, of Bloomer, WI passed away Friday, January 29th, 2021 at his home. Randy was born in Eau Claire, WI on January 24th, 1971, to Eugene and Karen (Bronkema) Johnson. Most would consider Randy a jack of all trades, he spent his childhood reconstructing anything he could get his hands on to mastering his mechanical abilities. Randy’s idea of a good time was spending hours in the garage tinkering with tractors, toys and vehicles while listening to music. His hobbies included camping, bow hunting, dirt biking, tractor pulling, snowmobiling, and watching the Packers. He taught himself how to fix anything with the hobbies he enjoyed throughout his life with family and friends. Randy was the type of man that would lend a helping hand to anyone or give the shirt of his back to those in need. He truly had a heart of gold. His main goal in life was to be the best father he could as well as to make everyone he met feel as if they were family. He worked as an Operation Plant Manager at County Materials for over a decade alongside his lifelong friend Jake Mcintyre and continued to grow his skills by getting his CDL’s. During the last few years of his life he enjoyed working for Ryan Stelter at Stelter Inc. as a redi-mix driver/mechanic.