Former Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson accomplished a lot during a 22-year Hall of Fame career. The “Big Unit” was a 10-time All-Star, won the Cy Young Award five times and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2001 World Series when Arizona beat the Yankees for the championship.
However, one of his most memorable feats might have been something that happened during spring training on March 24, 2001.
It was the seventh inning of a split-squad Cactus League game between the Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants at Tucson Electric Park. The flamethrowing left-hander was on the mound and Calvin Murray, the uncle of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, was in the batter’s box.
What happened next wasn’t intentional, but it gave a new definition to foul ball. Or rather, fowl ball...