Randy Johnson Celebrity Life
Randy Johnson, born on September 10, 1963, is an American professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher. For 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, he played for the teams Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. He is a member of the club 300 victories.
Johnson had one of the fastest fastballs in the history of Major League Baseball. Its speed often exceeded 100 mph (160 km / h). He won the Sai Young Prize five times, played know-hit twice, and on May 18, 2004, played the perfect match - the 17th in the history of Major League Baseball, becoming the oldest player in the history of the league to achieve such an achievement (40 years).
In 2015, he was included in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Randy Johnson played baseball and basketball in high school, excelling in both sports. He opted for baseball, where he had already made his mark by striking out an impressive total of 121 hits in just 66 innings pitched in 1982.
Randy Johnson began his professional career on September 15, 1988, with the Montreal Expos, before being traded to the Seattle Mariners in 1989 for another pitcher, Mark Langston.
Montreal Expos (1988-1989)
Johnson was selected in the second round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft by the Montreal Expos Club. He made his debut in Major League Baseball in the year 1988.
San Francisco Giants (2009)
On December 26, 2008, Johnson signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants club, according to which he was supposed to receive a guaranteed $8 million, with the opportunity to receive $2.5 million as a bonus for a good performance and $2.5 million in bonuses as premiums.
On June 4, after the victory over the Washington Nationals, Johnson became the twenty-fourth member of the 300 win club. On July 28, 2009, he was placed on the list of injured after receiving a shoulder injury. On September 16, he was transferred to the main team. On September 18, Johnson for the first time in 4 years came out as a religious pitcher by playing 3 bat appearances against the Los Angeles Dodgers. At that time, at the age of 46, he was the second oldest player in Major League Baseball after Jamie Moyer.
On January 5, 2010, Johnson announced the end of his gaming career. The Mariners invited him to make the first ceremonial throw in the opening match of the new Seattle Mariners Stadium Safo Field, which took place on April 12, 2010. On January 17, 2012, Johnson was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
Diamondbacks have also invited him and Curt Schilling to make ceremonial shots during the celebration of the victory of the decade, Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series in 2001 on New York Yankees.
Johnson and his wife Lisa have four children: Sammy (born 1994), Tanner (born 1996), Willow (born 1998) and Alexandria (born 1999). He also has a daughter from a previous relationship - Heather Rene Roszell (born 1989).
After completing a gaming career, Johnson became a professional in photography.
Rankings and Honors
- Voted five times the best pitcher in the league (1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- Voted best player in the 2001 World Series (with Curt Schilling )
- 20 withdrawals from catches in 9 legs in 2001.
- Greater number of withdrawals from quarry catches by a left-handed pitcher.
- Had a perfect match and a match without points or hits.
- He participated in the movie Little Big League, directed by Andrew Scheinman in 1994