Randy Johnson threw the first of his two no-hitters, 25 years ago today.
On Saturday, June 2, 1990, “The Big Unit” no-hit Detroit as his Seattle Mariners topped the Tigers 2-0 at the Kingdome. It was the Mariners’ first no-hitter.
Fourteen years later, a 40-year-old Johnson retired all of the 27 Atlanta Braves batters he faced at Turner Field to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 perfect game win.
The perfecto gave Johnson the distinction of being the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game, and he is the only pitcher to throw two franchises’ first no-hitters.