May 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks former pitcherRandy Johnson
is hugged by former teammateRobby Hammock
during a ceremony at Chase field to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Johnson
If a man can’t get into the Hall of Fame after killing a bird with a pitch (check out YouTube), then what can he do to be memorable? Calm down, animal rights activists, I don’t mean to promote unnecessary cruelty. However, can you think of the amount of power a fastball, coming from Johnson, must have in order to leave an impact like that on baseball fans? Not to mention the bird?
Seriously, though, Randy Johnson was ‘The Big Unit’ for a reason. With 303 wins and 4 875 strikeouts for a career, is this even an argument that the man deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? If it is, how about he shines his five Cy Young Awards in your eyes to distract you? He wouldn’t be able to hear you anyways, with his 2001 World Series ring and MVP award clogging his ears. That year, in six postseason games, he won all of them with a combined 47 strikeouts.
Talk about domination. His 6’10” frame staring down from the mound alone would scare any batter. Scared me, watching at home. Hall of Fame, here comes Randy!