D-backs Press Release
Randy Johnson returns to Chase Field on 10th anniversary of Perfect Game
Legendary left-hander to throw out ceremonial first pitch on May 18 prior to the game against the Dodgers
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Randy Johnson's Perfect Game on Sunday, May 18 with a pregame ceremony honoring the D-backs' legend. Johnson (@RJ51Photos) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch three weeks from tomorrow prior to the game against the Dodgers. His catcher will be Robby Hammock, who caught the perfect game a decade ago.
"We are thrilled to welcome Randy back to Chase Field to celebrate the greatest single game of his career," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "What he accomplished that night and throughout his D-backs career was simply amazing and we're glad that our fans have the opportunity to salute this legendary performance."
Johnson retired all 27 batters he faced on May 18, 2004 in Atlanta's Turner Field, striking out 13 including the final hitter of the game, Eddie Perez, on a 98 mile-per-hour fastball.
The perfect game was the first in the National League in nearly 13 years (since Dennis Martinez on July 28, 1991) and was the second no-hitter of Johnson's career. At 40 years of age, Johnson became the oldest pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game, surpassing Cy Young, who was 37 when he achieved the feat in 1904.
Tickets for the game are available at the Chase Field Box Office, by phone at 602.514.8400 or online at dbacks.com/tickets and the first 10,000 moms will receive a pair of D-backs slippers courtesy of Diet Pepsi.