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TSN Archives: Randy Johnson, dissected (June 12, 2000)

This “See A Different Game” story, by Michael Knisley, first appeared in the June 12, 2000, issue of The Sporting News under the headline “Dissecting Randy Johnson”, an effort by TSN to go “beyond the box score” in analyzing what made the Phoenix icon one of the best pitchers in baseball.
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Randy Johnson Is Trending On Social Media On Thursday

Today marks the 21-year anniversary of one of the most improbable plays in baseball history. 21 years ago today, MLB all-time great Randy Johnson threw a pitch. That pitch wound up hitting a dove. What resulted was an explosion of feathers. It’s still one of the most bizarre things to...

Randy Johnson hit a bird with a pitch 21 years ago today

PHOENIX — Today marks the anniversary of one of the most talked about moments in Arizona Diamondbacks history. No, not the franchise's 2001 World Series championship. This iconic scene happened 21 years ago today on March 24, 2001. In a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants "The...

What if… Randy Johnson never left the Seattle Mariners

There was big news in Seattle once the Seahawks started their rebuild after they traded Russell Wilson and released Bobby Wagner. I’m also huge fan of MLB The Show, and it’s one of the highlights of the Spring whenever it comes out. So, when news came out that Randy Johnson was finally going to be in the game, it brought up a bunch of memories and thoughts of The Big Unit back when he was on the Mariners.

Detroit Tigers: Randy Johnson played a part in the J.D. Martinez trade

The Detroit Tigers‘ recent trades have been a mixed bag of solid acquisitions and complete and utter failure. None represents that failure more greatly than the J.D. Martinez trade. A while back, I looked at Al Avila’s worst trades, and the Martinez trade represents his absolute worst. He traded an all-star power bat that was having a top-tier season for Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King.

MLB The Show 22: Randy Johnson and Ryan Howard Confirmed as New Legends

San Diego Studios revealed two new legends, Randy Johnson and Ryan Howard, for MLB The Show 22 on Feb. 9 as excitement for the new entry continues to build. The MLB The Show 22 hype started to build when San Diego Studios first revealed that reigning American League Most Valuable Player Shohei Ohtani. After that, a Nintendo Switch version was announced, a special edition was revealed and also cross-save/cross-progression for those wanting to take their Diamond Dynasty saves across multiple platforms. Even with the current MLB lockout putting a dampener on the upcoming season, The Show 22 hype train is rolling on.

New York Yankees: Bronx native pitcher draws comparisons to Randy Johnson

In recent years, the New York Yankees have been very active in the International Free Agency market. In 2019 they signed the phenom Jasson Dominguez, this year, they latched onto the number one prospect Rodrick Rias. But in 2021, they signed a very good pitcher in Henry Lalane, a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic that has received very little publicity.
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The 17-year-old Yankees prospect drawing Randy Johnson comparisons

They call Henry Lalane, a 6-foot-7, 211-pound left-handed pitcher in the New York Yankees farm system, “Little Randy” in a nod to Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, who at 6-foot-10 was one of the biggest and most feared southpaws in the history of the sport. “Since I started...

White Sox Flashback: Back-to-Back-to-Back Home Runs vs. Randy Johnson in 2005

As the news regarding MLB’s lockout continues to provide little to no hope in terms of ending, I have found myself watching more old baseball highlights. There are only a certain amount things to do with no baseball news. While this is already a somewhat normal practice throughout the year, or even more so a favorite winter pastime, it has been on a bit of a different level this offseason, I must admit.
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Every MLB team's best free-agent signing ever: Ichiro, Randy Johnson, Barry Bonds and even a minor-league deal

Prior to the start of MLB's owner-imposed lockout last month, there was a free-agent frenzy unlike anything we've seen in recent baseball history. Maybe even in all of baseball history. Half of the top 50 free agents signed before the lockout, many in the week leading up to the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. Signings came fast and furious.
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What if...the Phillies had traded for Randy Johnson in 1993?

The 1993 Phillies are one of the most revered iterations of the team in their checkered history. Starved for not just playoff baseball, but even decent baseball, for nearly a decade after their surprise 1983 World Series run, the city embraced this band of misfits in a way we really haven’t seen since. Sure, the recent(ish) run of success has left us with many more players worthy of Wall of Fame enshrinement, they still haven’t left a collective mark on the city like the 1993 team has. Why that is is a mystery since the 2008 team actually finished the job and won the championship, but that’s another story for another day.

Randy Johnson, 73

Randy Johnson, age 73, of Lum, MI, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Randall Royce Johnson was born December 10, 1948 in Munising, MI. He was the son of the late Alfred Robert and the late Marjanette Anne (Thayer) Johnson. He grew up in Genesee County and he graduated from Beecher High School in Flint in 1967. Randy served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He married Julie Verona Pratt on December 23, 1978 in Lapeer, MI.