JockBio Vital Stats
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
• Pitcher • #51
  • 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 State.
  • 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 Soundgarden.
  • 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., 1990 Topps


Nolan Ryan, 1989 Upper Deck


Mickey Lolich,
1968 Topps World Series



 

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