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Position: P      Born: Sep 10, 1963      Bats: Right      Throws: Left

A 6'10" LHP with 100-mph stuff, Randy Johnson was drafted and developed by the Expos but became a superstar in Seattle and the dominant pitcher in baseball for most of two decades.

By 1998 he had a no-hitter and a Cy Young under his belt when the Astros acquired him from the Mariners at the trade deadline for John Halama, Freddy Carcia, and Carlos Guillen. In Houston, Randy became virtually unhittable, going 10-1 with a 1.28 ERA. In the NL Division Series against the Padres, however, he twice matched up with Kevin Brown and lost.

Johnson turned out to be a two-month rental for Houston, though, as he was lost to free agency and the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he won four more Cy Young awards and won a World Series over the course of six seasons. He then pitched for the Yankees, the Diamondbacks again, then the Giants before retiring after the 2009 season at the age of 45.

Randy Johnson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility, along with former Astros teammate Craig Biggio.