Johnson’s hot start in 2000 leads to third Cy Young Award
On April 30, 2000, Johnson improved to 6-0 on the season by defeating Chicago Cubs 6-0 at Wrigley Field. Johnson allowed just five hits over seven innings, striking out 11 to bring his season total to 64 before the calendar turned to May.
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“If there’s a better pitcher out there,” said Cubs first baseman Mark Grace, who would join Johnson on the Diamondbacks starting in 2001, “I’d like to see him.”
Johnson was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum