Diamondbacks Franchise Four Announced
Jan 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks former pitcher Randy Johnson smiles as he speaks at a press conference to discuss his induction into the baseball Hall of Fame at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona stats: 118-62, 2.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 2077 K
When the conversation of “Who is the best pitcher of all time?” comes up, Randy’s name is sure to make an appearance. When it comes to “Who is the best Diamondbacks pitcher of all time?” there should only be one name and it’s Randy’s. To understand the profound relationship that Johnson shares with the Arizona Diamondbacks, one just has to know that Randy will be the first player in MLB history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Dback.
Johnson’s 8 years with Arizona are absolutely flooded with accolades and he owns the most significant Arizona pitching records. In multiple years, Johnson led the majors in complete games and innings pitched. Not to mention he led the league four years in a row with strikeouts, all in the mid-300’s. In 2002, he went 24-5 with a 2.32 ERA while striking out 334 hitters in 260 innings. Along with Schilling, Johnson was awarded the 2001 World Series MVP. Johnson collected 3 victories against the Yankees in that series, including Game 7.