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Walnut Creek Native Randy Johnson Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CBS/AP) -- Randy Johnson has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was enshrined Sunday.

The 6-foot-10 native of Walnut Creek, California, played 22 seasons in the major leagues and led his league in strikeouts nine times. He also earned four ERA titles and recorded 100 complete games and 37 shutouts.

Johnson's 4,875 strikeouts rank No. 2 behind Nolan Ryan's 5,714, and his 10.61 strikeouts per nine innings is tops on the career list.

Johnson reached the pinnacle of his career with the Diamondbacks. In 2001, he went 21-6 in the regular season and 3-0 in the World Series against the Yankees, sharing Most Valuable Player honors with Curt Schilling and leading Arizona to the title in the team's fourth year of existence.

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