“When Randy pitched and we didn't win, it was unfathomable to me.”
—Former teammate Curt Schilling

“He pitches—he’s not a thrower.”
—Yankess manager Joe Girardi

“The first pitch of the first inning, I thought, Wow, the Big Unit playing for us, the Astros!”
—Astros great Jeff Bagwell

“It sounds crazy, but he’s become a control pitcher. He throws 98 miles per hour right where he wants to. When you think about that, it’s scary.”
—Former teammate Todd Stottlemyre

“He’s just so dominating. Filthy, ridiculous, stupid—I’ve pretty much used every adjective I could possibly think of.”
—Former teammate Damian Miller

“He is the number-one dominating pitcher in baseball. I don't even know who number two is.”
—Cubs manager Lou Piniella

“He has extraordinary balance in his delivery.”
—Veteran pitching coach Billy Connors

“Randy carries his emotions on his sleeve. So when Randy gets pumped, it’s pretty much wise to just go home. When he gets that look in his eyes. you know you're not going to get a hit off him.”
—Former teammate Mark Grace

“If anybody tells you they saw greatness in Randy Johnson [as a teenager], you better check his medication bottle.”
—Baseball scout Jethro McIntyre

“He’s a competitive and very proud athlete.”
—Former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly

“He was very coachable—he definitely wanted to learn.”
—Legendary baseball coach Rod Dedeaux

“I guarantee you he'd been told everything Nolan and I told him a thousand times before. You have a tendency to listen when Nolan’s talking.”
—Veteran pitching coach Tom House

“The people that do what Randy has done, which is put all the pieces together, are few and far between.”

"The difference between championship teams and good teams every year seems to be two guys who pitch lights out in the postseason. Randy is one of those guys."
—Former teammate Mike Mussina

"He's got the arm of a 25-year-old."
—Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin


Curt Schilling, 2003 Topps T205

Lou Piniella, 1978 O-Pee-Chee

Bob Brenly, 2003 Topps T205


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