Randy Johnson may miss August

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco starting pitcher Randy Johnson, who has been on the disabled list since July 6, learned Tuesday he may be out until September.
Buehrle named AL player of week

Buehrle named AL player of week

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle was named the American League Player of the Week Monday for hurling a perfect game.
MLB: San Francisco 8, San Diego 0

MLB: San Francisco 8, San Diego 0

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 (UPI) -- Jonathan Sanchez, pitching only because Randy Johnson could not, threw the first no-hitter of 2009 Friday in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 win over San Diego.
Randy Johnson on DL with shoulder injury

Randy Johnson on DL with shoulder injury

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (UPI) -- San Francisco pitcher Randy Johnson went on the 15-day disabled list Monday, one day after suffering a shoulder strain, the Giants said.

MLB: Houston 7, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 (UPI) -- Houston right-hander Roy Oswalt yielded just three hits and a run in eight innings and hit a two-run single Sunday in a 7-1 Astros victory over San Francisco.
MLB: San Francisco 6, St. Louis 3

MLB: San Francisco 6, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Edgar Renteria was 3-for-4 with two RBI Tuesday to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer Wednesday and Randy Johnson allowed a run over seven innings, carrying San Francisco to a 6-3 decision over Oakland.

MLB: San Francisco 5, Oakland 2

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- Bengie Molina hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants used a three-run seventh Saturday to beat Oakland 5-2 in an inter-league contest.

MLB: Florida 4, San Francisco 0

MIAMI, June 8 (UPI) -- Rookie Sean West had a no-hitter until the seventh and Brett Carroll hit a three-run homer Monday when the Florida Marlins beat San Francisco 4-0.
MLB: San Fran. 4, Washington 1 (2nd Game)

MLB: San Fran. 4, Washington 1 (2nd Game)

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Matt Cain fanned seven over five rainy innings Thursday and San Francisco completed a doubleheader sweep with an abbreviated 4-1 win over Washington.

MLB: San Fran. 5, Washington 1 (1st Game)

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson allowed two hits through six innings Thursday, becoming the 24th pitcher to win 300 games in San Francisco's 5-1 victory over Washington.
MLB: San Fran. at Washington, ppd., rain

MLB: San Fran. at Washington, ppd., rain

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The scheduled game between Washington and San Francisco was postponed by rain Wednesday, delaying Randy Johnson's bid for his 300th victory.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, Washington 2

PHILADELPHIA, May 31 (UPI) -- Jamie Moyer finally notched his 250th career win Sunday by pitching Philadelphia to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Atlanta 3

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson picked up his 299th career victory Wednesday, holding Atlanta to one run over six innings in a 6-3 San Francisco victory.

MLB: Seattle 2, San Francisco 1 (12 inn.)

SEATTLE, May 23 (UPI) -- Jose Lopez stroked a bases-loaded single to the wall in left field in the bottom of the 12th inning Friday, lifting Seattle to a 2-1 win over San Francisco.
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Randy Johnson
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch in the first inning to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 30, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed "The Big Unit", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. During a 22-year career, he pitched for six different teams.

The 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) Johnson was celebrated for having one of the most dominant fastballs in the game. He regularly approached, and occasionally exceeded, 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) during his prime. He also threw a hard, biting slider. Johnson won the Cy Young Award five times, second only to Roger Clemens' seven.

Johnson finished his career first in strikeouts per nine innings pitched among starting pitchers (10.67), second all-time in total strikeouts (4,875; first among left-handed pitchers), third in hit batsmen (188), tenth in hits allowed per nine innings pitched (7.24), 22nd in wins (303), and 57th in shutouts (37). He pitched two no-hitters, the second of which was the 17th perfect game in baseball history.

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