Randy Johnson Career

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 10, 1963
Nationality American
Profession Photographer/Baseball player
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Lisa Wiehoff
Married on (m. 1993)
Children(s) Sammy (born 1994), Tanner (born 1996), Willow (born 1998), and Alexandria (born 1999)
Net Worth(s) $115 million
Name on Birth Randy Johnson
Height 6' 11" (208 cm)
Weight 240 lbs (109 kg)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Twitter @RandyJ_
Age 59 Years

Randy Johnson is a yet another name in the field of baseball sports. Randy Johnson career in being a baseball pitcher was quite successful. He is given a nickname, ‘The Big Unit’.


Randy Johnson is an American former baseball pitcher. He has played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1988 to 2009 for six teams. So, it makes it clear that Randy Johnson career is not built overnight; it took his effort worth many years.


Randy Johnson was born on September 10, 1963, in Walnut Creek, California, United States. He was born to father Bud Johnson and mother Carol Hannah Johnson. His father Bud was a policeman and security guard in Livermore and this is the place where his family lived during Randy’s childhood. His mother, Carol used to do odd jobs and volunteer work. But most of the time, she used to stay home to take care of Randy and his five siblings.

Early life and education

Randy had a fine childhood, and he was the charming kid who liked talking with friends and had a great sense of humor. He was active and smart in his school. As he was growing, Johnson grew keen interests in photography. However, Photography could not dominate Randy Johnson career in course of time. Johnson had a strong and tall physique and he looked sporty. He was good at sports right from the beginning and not to mention his build made him natural in basketball. However, he loved baseball and later Randy Johnson career sparked with his love for baseball. He had a great speed and being his opponent was something very challenging.

Also, Johnson’s father believed that he could be a great pitcher and supported him by creating an appropriate environment. Johnson’s father encouraged him to sharpen his pitching skills in Little League. With a little coaching, Johnson was able to become the best pitcher and hitter in his age group. Within in a year, he has moved up two levels.  He was an outgoing kid but became shy as a teenager. Johnson went to Livermore High School and became the star in baseball and basketball teams. We must say that stardom gave motivation for Randy Johnson career to be pursued in baseball.

Career and net worth

Randy Johnson career in baseball has a strong foundation. Primarily, he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Randy Johnson career entails a long list of accomplishments and contributions. He has altogether 303 career wins. Johnson is ranked as fifth among the seven highest single-season strikeout totals by a left-hander in modern history.

Johnson has been able to collect fame by giving one of the most dominant fastballs in the game. He has been able to make a record of reaching regularly and exceeding occasionally 100 miles per hour at the time of his prime. Randy Johnson career in baseball officially ended on January 5, 2010, along with his announcement of retirement from professional baseball.  With the immense success in his field, Randy Johnson net worth has increased over the time. Randy Johnson net worth is estimated to be around $115 million. During his career, Randy Johnson earned over $175 million in salary alone. That is huge!

Personal life and spouse

Going onto Randy Johnson personal life, it is quite simple without many ups and downs. He married the love of his life, Lisa Wiehoff in 1993. Johnson has altogether four children with his wife Lisa, Sammy (born 1994), Tanner (born 1996), Willow (born 1998), and Alexandria (born 1999). Randy Johnson married life is going fine. Also, there are no rumors of Randy Johnson married life having trouble.  Johnson lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Johnson also has a daughter from his previous relationship with Heather Renee Roszell.

After retirement, Johnson has been pursuing photography. He became the Assistant to General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in January 2015. With these details, we can say that Randy Johnson personal life is clean and without any complications. He is retired with a bulk of many and has a beautiful loving wife by his side.

Awards, achievement, and recognitions

Johnson has won many awards when he was at the peak of his career. Johnson has won the Cy Young Award five times. He was one of the two pitchers (the other being Greg Maddux) to win the award four consecutive times (1999–2002). He was able to become one of five pitchers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues.  Additionally, he became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game. He is one of the few pitchers in history to record a win against all 30 MLB franchises.

Randy Johnson is active in social media. Randy Johnson Twitter account is active and anyone can follow Randy Johnson Twitter account.


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