||JockBio Vital Stats
||• Arizona Diamondbacks
||• Height: 6' 10"
|• Weight: 225
||• Born: 9/10/63
- Randy finished
his college career at USC with a 16-12 record in three varsity seasons.
- The player taken
by the Montreal Expos a round before Randy in 1985 was Pete Incaviglia of Oklahoma
- In 1988, Randy
was named the American Association’s #3 prospect behind Mike Harkey
and Gary Sheffield.
- When Randy and
Ken Griffey, Jr. were named to the All-Star team in 1990, it marked
the first time in Seattle franchise history that the team had two All-Stars.
- In 1991, Randy
became one of the few full-time starters in history to give up more
walks (152) than hits (151).
- After making the
minor change to his mechanics Nolan Ryan suggested in 1992, Randy also
found that he finished his pitches in much better fielding position.
- In 1993, Randy
recorded his first save, and changed his number to 45 for a day to honor
Nolan Ryan during his retirement ceremony.
- In 1994, Randy
became the first pitcher in history to average 10 strikeouts per nine
innings four seasons in a row.
- In 1999, Randy
became the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan to lead the NL in ERA and
strikeouts in the same year.
- Randy would have
won the 2000 ERA title but for a disastrous final outing. He finished
second to Kevin Brown with a 2.65 mark.
- In 2001, Randy
became the first pitcher since Mickey Lolich to win three games in the
same World Series.
- Randy is the only
pitcher to win World Series Games 6 and 7 on consecutive days.
- In 2004, Randy
led the league in opponents batting average (.197) for the fifth time
in his career.
- When Randy led
the majors in strikeouts for the ninth time in 2004, he broke the record
held by Hall of Famer Walter Johnson.
- In 2005, Randy was the first Yankee starter to go undefeated in a season against the Red Sox (with four or more decisions) since Mel Stottlemyre in 1965.
- Randy's favorite catcher with the Yankees was John Flaherty. He went 12–2 with Flaherty behind the plate in 2005.
- Randy was basically
a .500 pitcher heading into the season he turned 30. His winning percentage
since then is over .700.
- Randy wore #41 during his two seasons with the Yankees. Bernie Williams already had #51.
- Randy has read
about all of history’s great pitchers. He says it helps him put
his own achievements into perspective.
- Randy still considers
Sandy Koufax to be the greatest lefty of all time.
- Randy’s slider
is so tough on righties that Barry Larkin once swung and missed at a
pitch that went between his legs..
- Randy still plays
the drums to unwind. His greatest musical moment was practicing with
- Randy voiced the animated version of himself on a 2006 episode of "The Simpsons." He was at a convention selling left-handed Teddy bears.
- In 2006, Randy confirmed the fact that he had a teenaged daughter from a past relationship. Her name is Heather.
Ken Griffey, Jr.,
Nolan Ryan, 1989
1968 Topps World Series