Hall of Famer Randy Johnson walked more than 100 hitters in three consecutive seasons early in his career with the Seattle Mariners. My, ahem, ancestors have regaled me with bedtime stories of his greatness -- how they absolutely loved the strikeouts and the potential of greatness, if only the wild lefty could simply harness his control. Well, in 1993, it happened, and Johnson moved up from being a "curiosity" with mad upside to a Cy Young-caliber ace and created his special path of historical greatness. Sometimes it takes a bit of time.
4dTristan H. Cockcroft
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