Former Major Leaguer and Trojan Great Randy Johnson Returns to Meet with Trojans

    The Trojans listened intently as Randy Johnson addressed the team.

    Oct. 26, 2013

    LOS ANGELES-Once a Trojan, always a Trojan rings true in the land of Troy, and it was never truer than on Friday afternoon, when the USC baseball squad was given the opportunity to meet and learn from Trojan great and former major leaguer Randy Johnson.

    Johnson, a three-year letterwinner at USC from 1983-85, went on to a 22-year major league career after being drafted by the Montreal Expos in the second round of the 1985 draft. The dominant left-handed pitcher won an unprecedented five Cy Young honors, is a member of the 300 wins club, pitched two no hitters (the second was the 17th perfect game in MLB history) and won one World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Johnson spoke to the current Trojans about getting the most out of your talents, The Trojan Family, the importance of working hard and getting an education. The team was able to then ask the legendary pitcher questions after the almost 45-minute talk with Johnson in what was most definitely a valuable and special experience.

    Now out of baseball, Johnson is able to fall back on his USC education and background in photo journalism as he has started Randy Johnson Photography. Check out his great work at