Randy Johnson ‘Big Unit’

Randy Johnson is the tallest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, at 6 feet 10 inches. He holds the record for strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher, with 4,875. Johnson is a five-time Cy Young Award winner, a 2001 World Series champion and is the oldest pitcher ever to throw a perfect game.

How did Johnson get his nickname? During a batting practice in 1988, Johnson collided head-first with outfielder Tim Raines. Raines looked up at Johnson and exclaimed, “You’re a big unit!”

 

 

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