May-18-2004: Randy Johnson is Perfect at 40

Randy Johnson is Perfect at 40

RANDYJOHNSONOn May 18, 2004, Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves.  It was his second no-hitter and at 40-years of age he became the oldest pitcher to toss a perfect game.

Johnson would pitch for another five years.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 with 97.3% of the vote – the third highest percentage of all time for pitchers.

His career achievements include

  • Pitched a no-hitter for Seattle on June 2, 1990, against Detroit
  • 10-time All-Star (1990, 1993–95, 1997, 1999–02, 2004)
  • Led the league in strikeouts nine times (1992–95, 1999–2002, 2004)
  • Led the league in ERA four times (1995, 1999, 2001, 2002)
  • 5 time Cy Young Award winner (1995, 1999–2002)
  • 4 time Warren Spahn Award winner (1999-2002)
  • Holds the record for most strikeouts in a relief appearance (16 against San Diego on July 18, 2001)
  • Holds the record for highest single season and career strikeout per 9 innings ratio: 13.41 and 10.61
  • World Series co-MVP (Curt Schilling, 2001)
  • Collected his 300th win in a 5–1 victory against the Washington Nationals on June 4, 2009
  • Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team (2009)
  • Has defeated every major-league team at least once
  • Struck out 20 batters on May 8, 2001 against Cincinnati Reds
  • 4,875 strikeouts, most all time for lefthanded pitcher; 2nd most ever (Nolan Ryan, 5,714)
  • Named to the Mariners Hall of Fame
  • Hit a bird with a pitch one time
  • Pitched an immaculate inning (August 23, 2001) At the time, only the 30th pitcher in Major League history to do so

Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS CG SHO SO Awards
1988 24 MON 3 0 2.42 4 4 1 0 25
1989 25 TOT 7 13 4.82 29 28 2 0 130
1989 25 MON 0 4 6.67 7 6 0 0 26
1989 25 SEA 7 9 4.40 22 22 2 0 104
1990 ★ 26 SEA 14 11 3.65 33 33 5 2 194 AS
1991 27 SEA 13 10 3.98 33 33 2 1 228
1992 28 SEA 12 14 3.77 31 31 6 2 241
1993 ★ 29 SEA 19 8 3.24 35 34 10 3 308 AS,CYA-2,MVP-24
1994 ★ 30 SEA 13 6 3.19 23 23 9 4 204 AS,CYA-3
1995 ★ 31 SEA 18 2 2.48 30 30 6 3 294 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1996 32 SEA 5 0 3.67 14 8 0 0 85
1997 ★ 33 SEA 20 4 2.28 30 29 5 2 291 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11
1998 34 TOT 19 11 3.28 34 34 10 6 329 CYA-7,MVP-21
1998 34 SEA 9 10 4.33 23 23 6 2 213
1998 34 HOU 10 1 1.28 11 11 4 4 116
1999 ★ 35 ARI 17 9 2.48 35 35 12 2 364 AS,CYA-1,MVP-15
2000 ★ 36 ARI 19 7 2.64 35 35 8 3 347 AS,CYA-1,MVP-17
2001 ★ 37 ARI 21 6 2.49 35 34 3 2 372 AS,CYA-1,MVP-11
2002 ★ 38 ARI 24 5 2.32 35 35 8 4 334 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2003 39 ARI 6 8 4.26 18 18 1 1 125
2004 ★ 40 ARI 16 14 2.60 35 35 4 2 290 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
2005 41 NYY 17 8 3.79 34 34 4 0 211
2006 42 NYY 17 11 5.00 33 33 2 0 172
2007 43 ARI 4 3 3.81 10 10 0 0 72
2008 44 ARI 11 10 3.91 30 30 2 0 173
2009 45 SFG 8 6 4.88 22 17 0 0 86
22 Yrs 303 166 3.29 618 603 100 37 4875
162 Game Avg. 17 9 3.29 34 34 6 2 271
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SO Awards
SEA (10 yrs) 130 74 3.42 274 266 51 19 2162
ARI (8 yrs) 118 62 2.83 233 232 38 14 2077
MON (2 yrs) 3 4 4.69 11 10 1 0 51
NYY (2 yrs) 34 19 4.37 67 67 6 0 383
SFG (1 yr) 8 6 4.88 22 17 0 0 86
HOU (1 yr) 10 1 1.28 11 11 4 4 116
AL (12 yrs) 164 93 3.60 341 333 57 19 2545
NL (12 yrs) 139 73 2.92 277 270 43 18 2330
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/18/2015.
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