Randy Johnson’s Top 5 Arizona Diamondbacks’ Moments

By Thomas Lynch
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Perfection. Credit: azcentral.com

2-The Perfect Game

Although it wasn’t obvious on May 18, 2004, the Diamondbacks were on their way to the worst season in team history. They would lose 111 games and would cost Bob Brenly, manager of the 2001 World Series Champion team, his job. Coming off his injury-plagued 2003 campaign, Johnson had two really good April appearances. Outside of that he had four shaky ones and another good one leading up to his outing in Atlanta against the perennial NL East Champion Braves.

23,381 folks witnessed history as the Unit tossed the 17th perfect game in baseball history with the D’backs scratching out to runs to back their ace. Johnson punched out 13 batters with fellow Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones fanning three times. He threw 117 pitches, 87 of them for strikes. The game was witnessed by a sizable portion of America as the Braves were still playing on Super Station TBS. For Johnson, it was his second time on an immortal stage as he threw a no-hitter while in Seattle on June 2, 1990. The score of that game was also 2-0.

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