Diamondbacks to Retire Randy Johnson's Number

History.

Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall announced Tuesday that Randy Johnson's number 51 will never be worn again by a Diamondbacks player. Johnson will join Luis Gonzalez as the only Diamondbacks to receive this honor. We all know about his Cy Young Awards and perfect game, but let's take a look back at some of the lesser-known achievements during The Big Unit's time in Arizona.

 

1) Randy Johnson hits his first and only career home run.

 

2) When most people think of Randy Johnson as a reliever, they think of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. He also recorded 16 strikeouts out of the bullpen that year, the most in an appearance by any reliever in baseball history.

 

3) Johnson returns to Seattle and strikes out 3 in the 2001 All-Star Game.

 

4) Randy Johnson threw out a perfect first pitch on the 10th anniversary of his perfect game, and his catcher, Robby Hammock, recreated their celebration.

 

5) On August 23, 2001, Randy Johnson pitched an immaculate inning. He struck out three batters on nine pitches in the same inning, becoming the 30th pitcher in baseball history to achieve the feat.

 

 Johnson is also a world-class photographer.