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2012 Hall of Fame: Randy Johnson

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The countdown continues to the 2012 USC Hall of Fame induction dinner on May 12.  The black tie gala is open to the public and NFL Hall of Fame WR Lynn Swann will be the emcee.

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Randy Johnson 6.jpgRandy Johnson was the most intimidating pitcher of his generation.  Standing at 6'10", the lefty flamethrower could break the radar gun with his velocity or break your helmet with his fastball.

As a youngster at Troy, he had the same power repertoire that would turn him into a dominant big league ace, but he was still refining his control.  Johnson had 206 career strikeouts as a Trojan in 243.1 innings, but he also walked 188.

Once he worked out his mechanics, "The Big Unit" was nearly unhittable.  In 22 major league seasons, he won five Cy Young Awards, the 2001 World Series MVP and earned 10 All-Star nods.

On two occasions, he was actually unhittable tossing a pair no-hitters, including one perfect game. He recorded 4,875 strikeouts in his career, which is the most ever by a left-hander and the second most all-time.

Known best for his dominance, Johnson was a winner as well.  He cracked the historic 300-win milestone in his final season finishing with a 303-166 MLB record plus one world series ring.

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