Randy Johnson initiated his Major League Baseball career in 1988 playing for Montreal Expos. What followed was his journey with Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Yankees. A fitting finale with San Francisco Giants saw Randy put rest to his illustrious career.
Randy Johnson’s Bio & Family: Age, Height, Education
55-years-of-age Randy Johnson was born as Randall David Johnson on 10 September 1963, in California, Walnut Creek. Randy is among the 6 children of his policeman father, Rollen Charles Johnson, and homemaker mother, Carol Hannah.
Passionate for sports from an early age, Randy completed his high school education from Livermore High School. More than the grades, he was the school basketball and baseball star. Subsequently, Randy snubbed Atlanta Braver’s $50K deal and grabbed a full athletic scholarship to play baseball for the University of Southern California.
With the massive height of 6 feet and 10 inches (2.08m), Randy’s physics is tailor-made for sports. He weighs under 102 kg.
Subsequent to his promising college career, Randy was drafted by MLB side Montreal Expos in 1985. However, he had to wait another three years for his professional debut against Pittsburgh Pirates. A year-long association with Expos saw Johnson drafted to Seattle Mariners, where he played until 1998.
Randy’s MLB journey continued with his new team, Houston Astros, where he spent just a single season. Eventually, the promising athlete headed to Arizona Diamondbacks and played for them until 2004.
A 22-season long MLB career of Randy Johnson saw him play for 6 different teams (Picture: Sporting News)
In between his final season with San Francisco Giants (2009), Randy moved to New York Yankees for one season and again headed back to Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006. Johnson announced his retirement from professional baseball on 5 January 2010. With World Series title and MVP tags twice to his name, his win-loss record in the playing field rests at 303-166.
Since retirement, Randy has diverged his career in photography. Besides, Arizona assigned the former Diamondbacks player a Special Assistant role to the team’s president in 2015.
Net Worth and Earnings
The formidable champion definitely had one hell of a career. Precisely, his success story can be noted from the hefty earnings he possesses. The MLB star summons a compelling net worth of $95 Million besides over $175 million salary alone during his illustrious career.
Apart from that, Randy sold a $6.25 Million house in 2016 which was located in Dana Point. He also listed his 25,000-square-foot Arizona’s Paradise Valley home in 2018 for $16.5 Million.
Married Life With Wife, Lisa Wiehoff; Children
The MLB superstar is blessed in his personal life as well. Randy married his girlfriend of five years, Lisa Wiehoff in 1993. The couple first met during a charity event in 1988 and immediately fell for one another.
Randy Johnson with his professional volleyball player daughter, Willow (Picture: Heavy)
Randy and Lisa have four children together: Sammy (born 1994), Tanner (born 1996), Willow (born 1998), and Alexandria (born 1999). Besides, he has a daughter named Heather Renee Roszell (born 1989) from his previous relationship. His two daughters, Alexandria (known as Lexi) and Willow Johnson are professional volleyball players.
Some Interesting Facts About Randy Johnson
- Following his father’s demise in 1992 as a result of an aortic aneurysm, Randy became more determined towards his professional career.
- During his illustrious career, Randy won 5 Cy Young Awards, 4 ERA champion awards, and 9 strikeout leader awards. In addition, he was included in the All-star team on 10 different occasions.
- Besides, he was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 2015.
- At his retirement ceremony, he was presented with a replica of the drum set used by Neil Peart, drummer for the Canadian band Rush, during their 30th-anniversary tour.
- Moreover, he has had some stints in the entertainment field guest-starring in The Simpsons episode “Bart Has Two Mommies“, which aired on 19 March 2006, and in the 1994 movie Little Big League, playing himself.