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Randy Johnson Retires After 22 Seasons

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The Big Unit, who reached 300 wins last June, and has an overall record of 303-166 with 4,875 strikeouts will be retiring after 22 seasons of Major League Baseball. Throughout his career, Johnson played for six teams (Montreal, Seattle, Houston, Arizona, New York Yankees, and San Francisco), but his most memorable outing was in 2001 when he aided the Arizona Diamondbacks in their winning of a World Series title.

Johnson told the AP “I really wanted to go out on my terms. I just feel like there’s not a lot more for me to do in this game. I just think it’s a natural progression when you play this long. Eventually you have to say it’s time.”

His notable accomplishments include 2 no-hitters (1990, 2004), the latter being a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves, World Series co-MVP (2001), five Cy Young awards (1995, 1999-2002), 10-time All-Star (1990, 1993-1995, 1997, 1999, 2000-2002, 2004), over 300 wins, and having defeated every MLB team at least once.

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