Johnson, Wilson to join Mariners Hall of Fame
Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson, who teamed together in Seattle through much of the ‘90s, will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame together this summer, the team announced Tuesday.
Johnson and Wilson will become the fifth and sixth members of the Mariners Hall of Fame, with their induction ceremony set for Saturday, July 28, prior to a game against the Royals at Safeco Field.
The four current members of the club’s Hall of Fame are Alvin Davis (1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004) and Edgar Martinez (2007).
Wilson played 12 of his 14 Major League seasons for the Mariners from 1994-2005 and has more games behind the plate than any catcher in franchise history at 1,281. Wilson was an All-Star in 1996 and owns the club’s single-season record for RBIs for a catcher with 83 that season and is tied with Miguel Olivo for the team-record for home runs (18 in ’96).
He ended his career with a .995 fielding percentage, the sixth highest in Major League history.
Johnson played 10 of his 22 Major League seasons in Seattle (1989-98) and earned the first of his five Cy Young Awards while with the Mariners when he went 18-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 1995.
He also threw the first of his two no-hitters while with Seattle.
Johnson retired after the 2009 season with a career win-loss record of 303-166, an ERA of 3.29 and 4,875 strikeouts, second only to Nolan Ryan’s 5,714. In addition to his 10 trips to the All-Star Game (1990, 1993-95, 1997, 1999, 2001-02) and five Cy Young Awards (1995, 1999-2002), Johnson led the league in ERA four times (1995, 1999, 2001, 2002) and strikeouts nine times (1992-1995, 1999-2002, 2004).
The two will be talking to the media this afternoon on a conference call and I’ll provide a full update on Mariners.com.