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Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson to be inducted into Mariners hall of fame

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on Jan. 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm with 2 Comments »
January 17, 2012 12:52 pm

The Mariners announced two more inductees – Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson – to the team’s hall of fame. Johnson and Wilson will become the fifth and sixth members when they are inducted in a ceremony on July 28 before the Mariners-Kansas City Royals game.

The four current members of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame are Alvin Davis (1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004) and Edgar Martinez (2007). The Hall of Fame was created to honor the players, staff and other individuals that greatly contributed to the history of the Mariners franchise.

Wilson played 12 of his 14 seasons in Seattle (1994-2005), and played more games as a catcher than any other player in Mariners history (1,281). He ranks among the top 10 in Mariners history in games played, hits, extra base hits, total bases, doubles, RBI, at-bats and runs. He was an American League All-Star in 1996.

Johnson had a 22-year career, playing for six teams (Expos, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Giants) including 1989-1998 for the Mariners. He won five Cy Young Awards (1995, 1999-2002), including the first by a Mariners pitcher when he went 18-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 1995. Johnson pitched two no-hitters—June 2, 1990 vs. DET and the 17th perfect game in baseball history on May 18, 2004.

Johnson retired after the 2009 season with a career win-loss record of 303-166, ERA of 3.29 and 4,875 strikeouts, second only to Nolan Ryan’s 5,714. In addition to his 10 trips to the All-Star Game (1990, 1993-95, 1997, 1999, 2001-02) and five Cy Young Awards (1995, 1999-2002), Johnson led the league in ERA four times (1995, 1999, 2001, 2002) and strikeouts nine times (1992-1995, 1999-2002, 2004).

He was 2001 World Series co-MVP with Curt Schilling. During his career, Johnson defeated every Major League team at least once.

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  1. Now, if the Baseball Writers would get their acts together, maybe we could see both Randy and Edgar inducted in Camden. Dan was probably the best defensive catcher to play the game except for Bench and Pudge Rodriguez. He won’t get in because writers can’t see past offensive numbers (of which Bench and Pudge have BARRELS full of)
    Edgar epitomized the DH position. When will a TRUE DH be elected to the Hall for being the best at his position? Start with Edgar. Before Edgar, the DH position was filled by over-aged, overweight “sluggers” on the down side of their career. (Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield) Edgar was a dangerous situational hitter that could go deep, to opposite field, or to the gap. There has been none like him before or since. He belongs in the Hall of Fame.

  2. WTraveler says:

    Dan sure deserved being in the Ms Hall of Fame but I don’t agree with Johnson’s entry. He literally tanked his last half season because he couldn’t get a contract to his liking. Had he been a boxer and tanked his fights he would have been banned from boxing.

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