Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
t. He was 40 years old at the time of the perfect game, surpassing Cy Young, who was 37 years old, when he threw a perfect against the Athletics on May 5, 1904.
4-4. Randy evened his 2004 record at 4-4 with his perfect game victory.
f. He struck out Eddie Perez on a 98 MPH fastball, for the 27th consecutive out.
117. He threw 87 strikes and 30 balls. His fastball topped off at 98 miles per hour on the radar.
Danny Bautista. The two closest calls came on this basket catch, and a Mike Hampton dribbler down the third base line. Alex Cintron threw out Hampton by about half a step to save the perfect game.
Mike Hampton. Mike Hampton allowed two runs on eight hits, which would usually be a good performance, unless your counterpart pitches a perfect game.
13. His 13 total strikeouts was the second most ever in a perfect game. Sandy Koufax had 14 in his 1965 perfect game against the Cubs.
2-0. Alex Cintron and Chad Tracy had RBI's in Arizona's 2-0 victory.
Atlanta. None of the Atlanta Braves batters reached base once, as they were retired 27 straight.
Arizona Diamondbacks . Randy Johnson has played on the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004.
Arizona Diamondbacks. Johnson was traded back to Arizona in a trade initiated by the Diamondbacks, who were looking for another solid, reliable arm in their rotation. In exchange for Johnson, the Diamondbacks sent Luis Vizcaino to the Yankkes along with some minor-league talent.
Arizona Diamondbacks. It took seven games to do it, but the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, thanks to the pitching of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, defeated the Yankees 4 games to 3 in the best of 7 series, earning not only their first World Series Championship, but also earning Johnson and Schilling Co-Most Valuable Player awards for that series as well.
Seattle Mariners. The 1995 Seattle Mariners, with anchor Randy Johnson as their staff ace, went on a miraculous run starting in early August that led to the Mariners winning their first-ever American League Western Division title. Johnson won 18 of his 30 starts and had an ERA of 2.48 while striking out 294 batters to earn his first Cy Young Award. Johnson would go on to win the Cy Young Award four years in a row starting in 1999 while pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
|When Randy Johnson arrived in New York, he wanted to wear jersey number 51. He was unable to wear this number because it belonged to another New York Yankee. Which Yankee player wore jersey number 51?||The Big Unit: Randy Johnson
Bernie Williams. Bernie Williams had worn number 51 since he joined the Yankees in 1991. Hideki Matsui wore number 55, while Damon wore number 18 and Posada wore number 20.
Atlanta Braves. On May 18, 2004, Johnson threw a gem of game, no-hitting the Atlanta Braves by a final of 2 to 0. Johnson didn't give up a hit or a walk while striking out 13 Braves hitters. He was the first pitcher since David Cone in 1999 to throw a perfect game and the first National League pitcher since Dennis Martinez to throw a perfect game. The Dennis Martinez perfect game came in 1991, 13 years before Johnson's.
Arizona Diamondbacks. Although George Steinbrenner lobbied heavily to sign "The Big Unit," Randy Johnson signed a lucrative contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. After the 2004 season, Randy Johnson was traded to the New York Yankees and spent two unproductive years there before being traded back to Arizona following the 2006 season.
|In 1998, Randy Johnson was traded to the Houston Astros. Which player was not sent to Seattle as part of the trade?||The Big Unit: Randy Johnson
Jeff Bagwell. The Houston Astros, in exchange for Randy Johnson, sent Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen, and John Halama to the Mariners. Jeff Bagwell was never a factor in the trade negotiations and finished his career with the Astros, retiring following the 2006 season.
Detroit Tigers. Far from perfection, Randy Johnson threw his first career no-hitter on June 2, 1990 at the Kingdome against the Detroit Tigers. He walked six batters while striking out eight, but he will forever be known as the first Mariner pitcher to throw a no-hitter in team history.
Mark McGwire. Although they didn't graduate from the University of Southern California together, Johnson and McGwire were teammates in 1983 and 1984. Of Edgar Martinez, Greg Maddux, and Roger Clemens, the only player to be a teammate of Johnson's was Edgar Martinez, who played in Seattle for the Mariners.
Montreal Expos. Randy was originally drafted by the Expos out of the University of Southern California.