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Casey at the Bat | A Walk Down Memory Lane with the ‘Big Unit’

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Flashbulbs will go off, people will stand and scream, some will clap, some will jeer. The “Big Unit” is returning to Seattle and will be going for his 299th victory in the Major Leagues.

It will be Randy Johnson’s fourth return to Seattle since leaving after a decade in Seattle, but clearly none had such monumental implications.

Johnson has always been something of a physical anomaly. Left-handed power pitchers aren’t exactly a dime-a-dozen, nor are pitchers who are nearly seven feet tall.

Johnson falls into both categories, but something that he possesses, besides a combination of rare attributes, is excellent control. Throughout the history of baseball, power pitchers and tall p...

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