It is official, Randy Johnson will be entering the Hall of Fame on July 26th as an Arizona Diamondback, the first Diamondback to be enshrined.
This is a bittersweet selection for me, I was fortunate enough to live in Seattle during most of Johnson’s 9 ½ seasons there and saw him pitch live on many occasions. I would love to see him enter as a Mariner but there is no arguing that his time in Arizona was significantly better. During his 8 seasons as a D-Back he went 118-62, 2.83 ERA, 4 Cy Young Awards and a World Series title (plus Co-MVP of the series).
The positive outcome here is that I am a Diamondback fan too and I think Johnson is a perfect selection as the first Arizona Diamondback in the Hall of Fame. Additionally Ken Griffey Jr. becomes eligible next year for the Hall of Fame ballot and he will (better be) enshrined as the first Seattle Mariner and hopefully followed by Edgar Martinez.