Randy Johnson won four Cy Young awards and a World Series in Arizona and is being honored for it
Randy Johnson is the most decorated Arizona Diamondback of all-time and was probably the greatest player to wear the purple and turquoise (yes, he wore the red too.) After being announced as a Hall of Fame inductee a couple weeks ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks decided they are going to honor “The Big Unit” by retiring his No. 51 jersey.
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Johnson will have his number retired on August 8, when the Diamondbacks take on the Cincinnati Reds. Johnson isn’t the first Diamondback to have his number retired. Former outfielder and 2001 World Series hero Luis Gonzalez had his number retired by the club in 2010.
Johnson, in his career with the Diamondbacks, posted a 2.83 ERA with 118 victories and 2,077 strikeouts. He also had a perfect game for the Diamondbacks in 2004, when he retired 27 straight Atlanta Braves.
In addition to retiring Johnson’s number, the Diamondbacks will be having Randy Johnson Hall of Fame bobblehead night on July 25.
With Johnson going into the hall as a Diamondback and having done so much for the organization, it is only fitting they finally get to honor one of the greatest pitchers to ever toe the rubber.
Johnson will also serve as a special assistant to the Diamondbacks front office.
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