After a 22-year career that saw him go 303-166 with a 3.29 ERA, a World Series ring, 10 All-Star berths, five Cy Young Awards and finish second all-time with 4,875 strikeouts, Randy Johnson was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday.
In a classy move, Johnson was able to give a special shoutout in his speech.
That shoutout was to Zack Farmer, an Ohio State pitcher currently battling leukemia who is sadly not doing too well right now. Johnson’s mention of Farmer was posted on Twitter by Cameron Cox of Houston’s KPNX.
It’s an excellent gesture on Johnson’s end, who could have made the speech all about his career and just thanked his family, friends, and baseball buddies. Instead, he reached out to someone he didn’t know personally just to send him well wishes.
Campus Sports applauds Johnson’s actions and wishes Farmer the best.
*Feature Photo Credit (above) to Fox the Associated Press