By Matt Marlow
His career in the majors was great after getting traded from Montreal to Seattle. In Seattle he pitched for 9 seasons winning a CY Young, best pitcher award, and was a 5 time all-star. Then, after a falling out with the Mariners he went to Arizona Diamondbacks. In Arizona he did even better than in Seattle. In 8 seasons with Arizona he had 4 consecutive CY Youngs and was a 5 time all-star. He also played 2 seasons with the New York Yankees and 1 season with the San Francisco Giants, but he had no significant stats during these seasons.
He is married to Lisa Johnson, and they have 4 kids. Their 4 kids are Sammy (born 1994), Tanner (1996), Willow (1998, and Alexandria (1999). He also has a daughter from a previous relationship, Heather (1989). He is also a Christian. He has know taken on a new career as a photagrapher.
The weights also symbolise his will to work and become one of the greatest ever. In fact in the minors he had to do a workout program to add weight and muscle. "[The Expos had him do] a workout program to add weight and muscle. The work in the weight room paid off" (Bonner 21). A slacker would never have done this program, and the slacker would never had a Hall of Fame career.
Another fact is that he won the Cy Young 4 consecutive years. He has 5 in total which makes him have the 2nd most CY Youngs (behind Roger Clemens with 6). This intriques me and shows how dominant of a pitcher he was.
The 3rd fact is, his moms nickname for him. "Despite Randy's size, his mother calls him Sweet Pea" (Bonner 16). This just makes me laugh. Being so big makes the person intimidating, but when his mother calls him Sweet Pea that factor goes away completely.