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10th anniversary for Randy Johnson

10th anniversary for Randy Johnson

By Kayla Anderson. CREATED Apr 26, 2014

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Randy Johnson's Perfect Game on Sunday, May 18 with a pregame ceremony honoring the D-backs' legend. Johnson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch three weeks from tomorrow prior to the game against the Dodgers. His catcher will be Robby Hammock, who caught the perfect game a decade ago.

"We are thrilled to welcome Randy back to Chase Field to celebrate the greatest single game of his career," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "What he accomplished that night and throughout his D-backs career was simply amazing and we're glad that our fans have the opportunity to salute this legendary performance."

Johnson retired all 27 batters he faced on May 18, 2004 in Atlanta's Turner Field, striking out 13 including the final hitter of the game, Eddie Perez, on a 98 mile-per-hour fastball.

The perfect game was the first in the National League in nearly 13 years (since Dennis Martinez on July 28, 1991) and was the second no-hitter of Johnson's career. At 40 years of age, Johnson became the oldest pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game, surpassing Cy Young, who was 37 when he achieved the feat in 1904.

 

Kayla Anderson

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Kayla Anderson is KGUN 9's Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. When she's not working, you can find her attending sporting events or watching them on the big screen. She loves to get her day going with a great workout either running, spinning or Barre Pilates.