June 4, 2009
The Big Unit gets the big win
Randy Johnson got his 300th career win today and is an accomplishment that we probably will not see again anytime soon, if not ever. He joins a very elite group of pitchers and pretty much just sealed his Hall of Fame status.
Johnson is 2nd all time in strikeouts over his 22 year career in the majors. Vin Scully just mentioned on the game that Johnson has had more wins in his 40's than in his 20's since he was a little wild early in his career.
Good for Randy even if he couldn't do anything in pinstripes I will still tip my cap to him for such an amazing accomplishment. Something for the baseball world to celebrate that has little doubt of being tainted by PED's or cheating (we hope).
Image is courtesy of the Examiner which has the story. I just borrowed it to make this look nice.
I personally don't see any pitcher getting 300 wins anymore. I know it is a possibility but there is no one even close right now, Moose I believe, was the next closest to Johnson but he retired. If anyone sees someone doing it by all means let me know your pick, I feel like this would be an interesting debate.