Even though he once had an ERA north of 5.00, Randy Johnson is easily one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.
However, having essentially split his Major League time between the American League and National League, he also acquired a knack for hitting (well, not really, but narratively, this makes more sense).
In fact he hit in parts of over 600 different games during his 22-year-long career, amassing nearly 700 plate appearances in the process.
But during all of those games and all of those at-bats, Johnson managed to hit just one home run (September 19, 2003). Which is why it was a bit hilarious to see him calling his shot at the USC Alumni Game on Sunday …
… That is, until he nearly put one over the left-field fence:
Ultimately, Johnson put one over the left-fielder’s head and wound up with a long single – but daaaaaayum, he really got a hold of that one.
Maybe next year, he’ll be able to finish the job.