Many times, it was the Giants on the wrong end of the scoreboard when Randy Johnson took the mound, but, I’m happy to say we were the lucky ones who witnessed his final season.
The long time Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks ace announced his retirement today, according to Ed Price.
Johnson won his 300th game in a Giants uniform earlier this year during a rain storm in Washington D.C., but later blew out his elbow in a freak at-bat. He returned in the seasons final days, with hopes of becoming a long relief pitcher during the Giants playoff run that never came to.
he Big Unit finishes his illustrious career at 303-166 with a 3.29 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, including five Cy Young Awards. His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Nolan Ryan.