Randy Johnson Biography

( 1963 - )
Randy Johnson

Facts of Randy Johnson

Date of Birth: 1963, September 10
Age:54 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign::virgo
Birth NameRandy Johnson
Famous NameRandall David Johnson
FatherBud Johnson
MotherCarol Hannah Johnson
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Birth Place/CityWalnut Creek, California
Net Worth$115 million
Weight in KG102 kg
MarriedYes
Married toLisa Wiehoff (m. 1993)
ChildrenN/A
DivorceN/A

Randall David Johnson nicknamed "The Big Unit", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1988 to 2009 for six teams.

Randy Johnson's Early Life

Randy Johnson was born on 10 September 1963 in Walnut Creek, California, the United States. He was born to American parents, Carol Hannah Johnson and Bud Johnson.  He completed his high school education from Livermore High School, where he was a star in basketball as well as baseball. He was drafted by Atlanta Braves in 1982.

Randy Johnson's Net Worth and Endorsements

The 54 years aged American former baseball pitcher, Randy Johnson has an estimated net worth of almost $115 million in 2018, including all of his properties and earnings. He has made over $175,550,019, from his career earnings as a player. He used to have an annual salary of $3.6 million while he was a player. Maximum of his net worth is built through his professional career in MLB.  

Randy Johnson is listing his 25,000-square-foot home in Arizona's Paradise Valley for $25 million. It's also a popular home base for athletes, including boxers Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson, basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan.

Professional Life of Randy Johnson

Johnson was drafted by Montreal Expos in 1985. He made his major league debut with Montreal Expos in 1988 against Pittsburgh Pirates, in which his team was victorious. After spending a year with Montreal Expos, Johnson signed for Seattle Mariners in 1989. He played for them till 1998. In 1990, he became the first left-handed pitcher to strike out Wade Boggs, three times in one game.

Johnson had a good time with Mariners. In September 1992, Johnson struck out 18 batters in 8 innings by throwing 160 pitches against Texas Rangers. This record has not been surpassed by anyone in an MLB game till now. Johnson had his career's 1000th strikeout in 1993, in a match against Minnesota Twins. In 1998, Johnson moved to Houston Astros.

He had a 10-1 record in 11 regular-season starts with Houston Astros. He helped Houston to win their second National League Central division title. Johnson was again on the move in the year 1999. He moved to Arizona Diamondbacks after spending a year with Houston. Johnson led the team to the playoffs in his first year. In 2001, while playing against Cincinnati Reds, he struck out 20 batters in a game. In the same year in a match against San Francisco Giants, Johnson threw a fastball to Calvin Murray that killed a bird on the pitch.

Johnson won prestigious Triple Crown in 2002. The year 2003 for him was hampered by injuries. He pitched the 17th perfect game in baseball history in 2004. Johnson played for New York Yankees from 2005-2006. He was in constant during his time with the Yankees. After playing with Yankees for a year, he returned back to Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008. Johnson joined San Francisco Giants in the year in 2009 and announced his retirement from professional baseball in 2010. Johnson has also appeared in some movies and TV commercials.

Personal Life of Randy Johnson

Johnson is a married man. He has a daughter from his first relationship. There is not much news about his first relationship. In 1993, Johnson married his girlfriend Lisa Wiehoff, with whom he shares 4 children. His relationship with Lisa is going well and there is no news of their divorce. He is a father of total 5 children.

Johnson was a very successful player, standing 6 ft. 10 inches tall. He was one of the tallest as well as talented players ever to grace the MLB. His weight during his playing career was about 102 kg. During his career as a player, he has won 5 Cy Young Awards, 1 Triple Crown, 4 ERA champion awards, 9 Strikeout champion awards and several other honors. He was included in All-star team for 10 times. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

 



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