Randy Johnson Wins 300th Career Game

Jun 4, 2009

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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.

300-164 Record
.647 Winning Percentage
3.28 ERA
4845 Strikeouts
100 Complete Games
37 Shutouts
Three 20+ Win Seasons
Fourteen 200+ Strikeout Seasons
Six 300+ Strikeout Seasons
4097-1/3 IP
597 Starts
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:

Rank Player (age) Wins Throws
1. Cy Young+  511 R
2. Walter Johnson+  417 R
3. Pete Alexander+  373 R
  Christy Mathewson+  373 R
5. Pud Galvin+  364 R
6. Warren Spahn+  363 L
7. Kid Nichols+  361 R
8. Greg Maddux  355 R
9. Roger Clemens  354 R
10. Tim Keefe+  342 R
11. Steve Carlton+  329 L
12. John Clarkson+  328 R
13. Eddie Plank+  326 L
14. Nolan Ryan+  324 R
  Don Sutton+  324 R
16. Phil Niekro+  318 R
17. Gaylord Perry+  314 R
18. Tom Seaver+  311 R
19. Charley Radbourn+  309 R
20. Mickey Welch+  307 R
21. Tom Glavine (43) 305 L
22. Lefty Grove+  300 L
  Early Wynn+  300 R
24. Randy Johnson (45) 300 L

Congratulations Randy.  Cooperstown awaits.

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