As if Randy Johnson needed any more ammunition to support his case for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Well, he got another notch on his belt tonight as he became the 24th pitcher in Major League history to join the 300 Win Club. Ironically, the last member of the club (Tom Glavine) was released yesterday by the Atlanta Braves.
Just how good was Randy? Let’s take a look at the numbers.
.647 Winning Percentage
100 Complete Games
Three 20+ Win Seasons
Fourteen 200+ Strikeout Seasons
Six 300+ Strikeout Seasons
5 Cy Young Awards
10 All-Star Appearances
Hall of Fame Yardsticks
|Black Ink||Pitching – 96 (7), Average HOFer ≈ 40|
|Gray Ink||Pitching – 277 (16), Average HOFer ≈ 185|
|Hall of Fame Monitor||Pitching – 320 (4), Likely HOFer ≈ 100|
|Hall of Fame Standards||Pitching – 64 (13), Average HOFer ≈ 50|
As long as Randy Johnson’s name doesn’t come up in steroid talk, he is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He is one of the best Lefthanded Pitchers in baseball history.
Here’s the list of 300 Game Winners:
|21.||Tom Glavine (43)||305||L|
|24.||Randy Johnson (45)||300||L|
Congratulations Randy. Cooperstown awaits.