Randy Johnson will be honored by the USC Athletic Department today when he gets inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame.
You might be surprised to know that Johnson didn't really enjoy a great time in college, but his time in the pros is close to unmatched. HIs fastball was one of the fastest and hardest to hit in baseball history, and he struck out batters with aplomb. He won five Cy Youngs and was a ten-time All-Star.
Interestingly, Johnson didn't have a stand-out career at USC. He played only two seasons and struggled with command while he was there. He really didn't correct those problems until his fourth or fifth season in the league, even though he did manage to post a no-hitter. But the potential was all there, striking out 206 hitters in 243.1 innings. It was definitely a sign of things to come from one of baseball's all-time greats.
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