Reliving the Randy Johnson experience

What's it like hitting against the Big Unit? Hitters share their often terrifying moments.

Originally Published: June 3, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The most fitting tribute to the greatness of Randy Johnson came 12 years ago when Baltimore Orioles manager Davey Johnson benched his three best left-handed hitters, Rafael Palmeiro, B.J. Surhoff and Roberto Alomar (a switch-hitter, but an injury prevented him from batting right-handed) in the first and fourth games of the American League Division Series against the Seattle Mariners.

"Raffy told me that he'd like to play against Randy," Johnson said before Game 1 of his first baseman, ...

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