Trade to Mariners launches Johnson’s career
But help was on the way. Following the conclusion of the blowout loss, the Mariners agreed to a deal with the Expos, sending left-hander Mark Langston and a player to be named later to Montreal in exchange for three pitchers: Right-handers Gene Harris and Brian Holman, and left-handed future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.
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In 22 big league seasons, Johnson tallied 4,875 strikeouts and 303 victories to go along with a 3.29 career ERA. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015.
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