Watch: Randy Johnson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
Former Major League pitcher Randy Johnson spoke after being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Johnson, known as “The Big Unit,” who pitched primarily for the Diamondbacks and Mariners, along with the Yankees, Astros, Expos and Giants across his 22-year big league career, was emotional as he took the stage Sunday. He thanked his friends and family, many of whom were in attendance on his behalf, and covering the course of his career with both humor and humility. “I no longer have a fastball, I no longer have a bad mullet, and my scowl is gone,” Johnson joked.
The 6'10" lefthander, one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, retired with a 303–166 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 4,875 strikeouts (second-most all-time behind Nolan Ryan). The five-time Cy Young winner and 10-time All-Star led the league in strikeouts nine times and ERA four times.
Johnson memorably led the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first World Series title in 2001, teaming with co-MVP Curt Schilling to beat the New York Yankees and appearing in relief in Game 7 to earn the win after pitching seven innings in a Game 6 win the previous night.
Watch Johnson's full speech below.