Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.
The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.
Moving further into the backlog Kenny Lofton, Buddy Bell, Jeff Kent, Luis Tiant, Ben Taylor and Vic Willis round out the ...Read More...
“On the bright Sunday afternoon of March 18, 1984, Randy Johnson took the mound for the University of Southern California at Arizona State University’s Packard Stadium.
He was among the most interesting collection of sports figures ever assembled on a college baseball field.
The game featured two players who would break the major leagues’ single-season home run record (one still holds it). One would become an NFL linebacker and head coach, another would eventually be a major-league manager. ...Read More...
A bunch of stories from the Hall of Fame weekend.
ICYMI, this article contains all the players’ speeches.
My DVR is set.
Four great players who provided some awesome memories.
I have no problem with the temporary co-naming of the highway but IMHO not contacting the family beforehand was a pretty big misstep.
The family of Lori Piestewa said they were never contacted about a plan to place former Diamondback pitcher Randy Johnson’s name alongside Piestewa’s on the Piestewa Freeway.
Piestewa was killed in a firefight in Iraq in 2003. Private Jessica Lynch was kidnapped during that same firefight and was later rescued from captivity.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Gov. ...
Not an attractive pairing.
This is a great ten minute video covering one of the most unlikely offensive performances in baseball history. I’ll take a thousand flailing strikeouts if that’s the price to pay for Mr. Koo’s at-bat and baserunning against Randy Johnson.
Soon-to-be-enshrined Hall of Famer Randy Johnson joined the Arizona Diamondbacks for opening day, taking the mound to throw out the first pitch.
Johnson stood taller than everyone around him on the field, them calmly walked out to the mound and zoomed his first pitch over the plate like he wasn’t even trying, like he was doing these things yesterday. Johnson, 51, hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2009 but obviously isn’t out of practice, even though he devotes his time to photography ...
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