Randy Johnson leads all Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers with a career K/9 rate of 10.61. Of the 76 pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame, only Johnson and Pedro Martinez finished their careers with a double digit K/9 rate; a feat made more impressive by the fact that the average career K/9 rate for Hall of Fame pitchers is just 5.085. Johnson led American League pitchers in strikeouts in 4 of 10 full seasons on the junior circuit, and led National League pitchers in strikeouts in 5 of 10 full seasons on the senior circuit. Johnson dominated the National League during his 6 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2004) winning 4 of his 5 Cy Young Awards, leading the league in strikeouts 4 years, and ERA 3 years. On May 18, 2004, Johnson pitched a perfect game vs. the Atlanta Braves and struck out 13 of the 27 batters he faced (video). His 4,875 career strikeouts is second only to Nolan Ryan’s 5,714.
Here is a list of the Randy Johnson cards that I currently have in inventory. Send an email message to BigBubbo@yahoo.com about any cards you wish to purchase or talk trade. I personally collect Bob Gibson, Roberto Clemente, Tom Seaver, St. Louis Cardinals – especially from the 60’s, 1969 and 1986 New York Mets, and 1985 Kansas City Royals.
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I became a baseball fan at 9 years of age in the Year of the Pitcher, 1968. My family was living in Missouri and I became a Cardinals fan for life. Led by the stellar pitching of Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nelson Briles, the Redbirds went 97-65 that year and represented the National League in one of the best World Series ever vs. the Detroit Tigers. Gibson won both the Cy Young Award and the National League MVP Award that year and became my favorite player. To this day, I always prefer a pitchers duel to a slug fest when attending a ballgame.
Click on a pitcher’s name to see my current cards for that player.
- Warren Spahn – Milwaukee Braves
- Early Wynn – Chicago White Sox
- Whitey Ford – New York Yankees
- Don Drysdale – Los Angeles Dodgers
- Sandy Koufax – Los Angeles Dodgers
- Bob Gibson – St. Louis Cardinals
- Tom Seaver – New York Mets
- Ferguson Jenkins – Chicago Cubs
- Steve Carlton – Philadelphia Phillies
- Gaylord Perry – Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres
- Bruce Sutter – Chicago Cubs
- Tom Glavine – Atlanta Braves
- Gregg Maddux – Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves
- John Smoltz – Atlanta Braves
- Pedro Martinez – Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox
- Randy Johnson – Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Jim Palmer – Baltimore Orioles
- Catfish Hunter – Oakland A’s
- Rollie Fingers – Milwaukee Brewers
- Dennis Eckersley – Oakland A’s