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Big Unit always stingy with hits

Randy Johnson always seems to have no-hitter stuff. So what took him so long to reach perfection?

Originally Published: May 18, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I missed Randy Johnson's perfect game Tuesday night.

For the entire two hours and 13 minutes, I was at my son's baseball game. (He pitched one hitless inning, which was pretty exciting for us.) When I got home and found out what had happened in Atlanta, my first reaction was "Damn, I missed it!"

My second reaction: "Sheesh, what took him so long to achieve perfection?"

After all, Randy Johnson seems to have no-hitter stuff most every time he takes the mound. I lived in ...

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