So What Hat Does Randy Johnson Wear To Cooperstown???

It could be very easily argued that Randy Johnson would be a first-ballot Hall of Famer even if he did not reach the 300 win mark.  But with his latest victory, and now being in that famed club, Johnson has solidified himself as one of the greatest pitchers of this generation as well.

I thought it would be fun to debate which hat ‘The Big Unit’ should be wearing at Cooperstown if we had the ability to vote.

In his 22-season big league career Johnson has played for 6 different teams.  Below are the highlights from each of those stints.

Unit - Expos

 Montreal Expos – 1988-89 : 3-4 record, 8.2 K’s per 9 innings

Unit - Mariners

 Seattle Mariners – 1989-98 : 130-74 record, 10.6 K’s per 9 innings, 5 all-star appearances, 1 Cy Young Awards, 3 Top-3 finishes for Cy Young, pitched no-hitter.

Unit - astros

Houston Astros – 1998 : 10-1 record, 12.4 K’s per 9 innings

Unit - Diamond

 Arizona Diamondbacks – 1995-2004, 2007-09 : 118-62 record, 11.5 K’s per 9 innings, 5 all-star appearances, 4 Cy Young Awards, 1 2nd place finish for Cy Young Award, World Series MVP, World Series title, pitched perfect game.

Unit - yankees

 New York Yankees – 2005-06 : 34-19 record, 8.0 K’s per 9 innings.

Unit - giants

San Francisco Giants – 2009-present : 5-5 record, 8.9 K’s per 9 innings.

Wow, this was more lopsided than I had thought.  It looks like 5 years after ‘The Big Unit’ decides to retire that the Arizona Diamondbacks will have their first member in baseball’s Hall of Fame!!!

10 responses to “So What Hat Does Randy Johnson Wear To Cooperstown???

  1. According to the post I did last month on this subject:

    four commentors said Johnson is a Diamondback and two said he is a Mariner. I said he would go in as a Diamondback.

  2. I’d like to see him go in as a Mariner, but he had his greatest impact as a D-Back. Perfectoed my Braves with Arizona too…

  3. He needs to go in as a Diamondback. He’ll be the only one for a long, long time.

  4. I would have thought Mariners, but seeing the longevity and accomplishments as a Diamondback, I’d say Arizona has the upper hand.

  5. If it wasn’t for the Giants he might not have gotten 300 wins… If I were him and retired in a SF uniform I would wear it into the HOF. But Im not him, Im not 6’11” and Im not filthy rich!

    My guess would be Seattle or Arizona.

    One things for sure… it wont be a NY uniform:)

  6. I never noticed his tattoo. Did anyone else know he had it?

  7. This has actually been a little bit of a debate here in Arizona. I guess when the Giants came to town last week, Randy refused to talk to the Arizona media which created speculation that he is upset with Arizona for not resigning him.

    Whatever. I hope he wears a Diamondbacks hat or no hat at all like Catfish Hunter.


  8. I initially though he should go in as a Seattle Mariner, but Arizona would also be a good choice. I think that maybe the real way to go would be to follow Catfish Hunter’s example.

  9. Arizona!

  10. San Francisco Giants should be always competitive enough to keep pace with the others. I really like them; they’ve always been my favourite teams in MLB. Just read about them here:

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