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TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay pitcher David Price, though three years away from free agency, says he wants no part of the New York Yankees and their restrictions on facial hair.

MLB: Seattle 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

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Man not guilty of killing 5 teens in 1978

Man not guilty of killing 5 teens in 1978

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Dallas Braden headed to 'Letterman'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Oakland's Dallas Braden, who pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history, will deliver a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS said.

Pitcher Randy Johnson announces retirement

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pitcher Randy Johnson, a five-time winner of the Cy Young Award, announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday.
Lincecum named NL Cy Young award winner

Lincecum named NL Cy Young award winner

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Tim Lincecum was voted his second consecutive National League Cy Young Award, it was announced Thursday.
Randy Johnson files for free agency at 46

Randy Johnson files for free agency at 46

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Forty-six-year-old left-hander Randy Johnson filed for free agency Monday, raising the number of baseball free agents to 174.

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Giants move Randy Johnson to 60-day DL

Giants move Randy Johnson to 60-day DL

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants have lost future Hall of Fame southpaw Randy Johnson until September due to a partially torn rotator cuff.
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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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