Randy Johnson has found himself surrounded by the world of photography. Check out his photography logo and many more in this article.
Randy Johnson : Photography logo | Destroys bird
The Hall of Fame pitcher now owns a photography company and is employed by the National Football League. The lanky lefty has admitted that this has been a passion of his since he studied it in college.
After becoming a Major League pitcher, Randy Johnson had to take a step back from photography. After retiring in 2009 and being elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015, he has found his passion again.
MLB fans are shocked to hear that he loves photography and is employed by the NFL. Johnson’s logo for his photography business is a picture of a dead bird, making fun of when he nailed a bird in 2001.
Fans think it’s amazing that Randy Johnson is having a successful career in photography. “The Big Unit” has been a fan favorite in the league since his debut in 1988 with the Montreal Expos.
Randy Johnson Photography logo
Randy Johnson’s photography logo hilariously nods to bird incident originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
A picture of Randy Johnson went viral on Wednesday.
But it wasn’t one from the Hall of Fame pitcher’s playing days.
It turns out, that isn’t actually a recent photo. It’s from back in December 2011 at a Dallas Cowboys versus Arizona Cardinals game.
Just in case you don’t understand the logo, Johnson infamously killed a bird with a pitch during a March 2001 Spring Training game in Arizona.
The bird, which was a dove, flew right into the path of a fastball from Johnson after he released it. The bird died from the impact of the near-100-mph pitch.
The odds of that happening were pegged by one University of Colorado associate professor in 2016 at “one in 50 million or so over the past 20 years.”
It’s not often a spring training game goes down as one of most memorable games in MLB history, but 21 years ago, Randy Johnson gave one of the most infamous moments when his pitch didn’t make it to home plate Instead, it hit a bird.
A Hall of Famer who won 303 games in 22 seasons, Johnson was pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 24, 2001, in a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants in Tucson, Arizona.
The left-handed Johnson was set to throw a pitch in the 7th inning when a bird flew in. The ball hit the bird as it flew in front of home plate.
Video shows feathers falling off the bird, which was likely a mourning dove, as it falls to the ground. Rod Barajas, the catcher at the time, said “all you see is an explosion.”
After the players realized what had happened, Giants second baseman Jeff Kent went on the field and picked up the bird with his bare hands and pointed it toward Johnson while smiling. He took it back to the dugout, but it is unknown what happened afterward.
A grounds crew member then picked and cleaned up the feathers that were on the field.