Randy Johnson’s First Two Wins as a Major Leaguer

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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To commemorate Randy Johnson's retirement, here are some details about his earliest days in the majors, pitching for the Expos. The Big Unit made his major league debut on September 15, 1988 as the tallest player ever to play in the majors, supplanting 6-foot-9 Johnny Gee, a left-handed pitcher who played for Pittsburgh and the New York Giants during the Second World War. A newspaper reported: For Johnson, the road he hopes will lead to the Hall of Fame began at 7:35 PM last night when he threw a fastball for a strike to 5-foot-7 Pittsburgh leadoff hitter John Cangelosi. Cangelosi, who would be looking uphill at Johnson without the pitcherÆs mound, got in his licks before the game. ôI hope he doesnÆt hit me (with a pitch)ö Cangelosi said. ôIÆd hate to have to charge the mound.ö As i ...

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