"The Big Unit" has finally reached the 300 win milestone today, as he led the San Fransisco Giants to a 5-1 victory against the Washington Nationals. He didn’t really fit in well with the New York Yankees, but I was a big fan of his. I would say that he has been the most dominant starting pitcher of his generation. Whether it is his 6-foot-10 frame, his blazing fastball, or his amazing strikeout totals, I have always been fascinated with the guy.
He is the only one of twenty four players to ever reach the 300 win plateau. Randy is also only one of six lefties to ever reach 300 wins.
Anyone think he wants to reach 5,000K’s? He stands at 4,845 strikeouts right now, which makes him 155K’s away from that mark. It would be difficult for him to reach that mark this year unless he goes on a tear, and I would hate for him to come up a few short of that milestone.
Randy Johnson has compiled some insane numbers over the years: (W-L) 300-164 3.28ERA, 4845K, and a 1.17WHIP. The guy is a complete lock for Cooperstown and it has been a pleasure to watch him over the years. Congratulations to the Big Unit.