Where Does The Big Unit Rank in Baseball History?
Randy Johnson is one of the best pitchers in Major League baseball history. But just how good is he really? Going into the 2007 season, I would rank him as the 2nd best active pitcher, behind Pedro Martinez. Here is his record to date: Lifetime record of 280-147. Good for a winning percentage of .656, which ranks 21st all time on the active list, and 16th all time on the retired list. His win total of 280 ranks 30th all time. His K rate is 10.8, while his BB rate is 3.3. Works out to an excellent K to BB ratio of 3.3. Career ERA of 3.22, which is just 73% of the League ERA over his career. A number that has been bested by only eight retired pitchers. And puts Johnson in a tie with two immortals, Christy Matthewson and Cy Young, along with baseball’s all time best winning percentage pitcher, Spud Chandler. Randy Johnson has won 5 Cy Young Awards, including 4 in a row for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1999-2002. He also one won in 1995 for the Seattle Mariners, so he’s one of the few pit