Randy “Big Unit” Johnson Retires

After a career that spanned 22 years with six different teams, Randy “Big Unit” Johnson has announced that he is retiring from baseball. He is 46.Randy-big-unit-Johnson-2

He is a left-handed starting pitcher. His records upon retirement stands at a win-loss record 303-166, strikeouts at 4,875 and a run average of 3.29. He is also a member of the All-Star selection ten times, pitched a no-hitter for Seattle against Detroit last June 1990, strikeout leader for nine years, one of the two MVPs in the 2001 World Series, a member of the 2001 World Series champion team (Arizona Diamondbacks), received the 2001 Babe Ruth Award, won the Cy Young Award five times, pitched the 17th of only 19 perfect games (and the oldest to do so) in May 2004 and has defeated every Major League Team at least once.

He guest starred in The Simpsons in its March 19, 2006 episode “Bart Has Two Mommies.”

The six-foot-ten-inches tall player was once the tallest player in Major League Baseball history. He now ranks second along with Chris Young and Andrew Sisco. Jon Rauch is now tallest at 6’11”. Ha gained the nickname “Big Unit” in 1998 when Tim Raines exclaimed “You’re a Big Unit” after they collided in a game.

He played for the following teams: Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants.