CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — HOUSE
June 21, 2004
those who are Braves fans, to support
House Resolution 660.
Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of
Mr. LEWIS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker,
I yield myself such time as I may con-
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to
congratulate Mr. Randy Johnson on his
perfect game. Throughout his long ca-
reer, Mr. Johnson has been a fierce op-
ponent with his vicious change-up and
scorching fastball. On May 18, Mr.
Johnson achieved perfection. At the
age of 40, and after being awarded the
Cy Young award in both the American
and National Leagues, Randy Johnson
threw a perfect game. He is the oldest
pitcher to achieve this athletic tri-
With this achievement, Mr. Johnson
joins an elite class of pitchers that
spans the history of America’s game
and include baseball legends Cy Young,
Don Larsen, Sandy Koufax, and Catfish
Mr. Johnson has been one of the pre-
eminent pitchers in baseball over a ca-
reer that has spanned 17 years. We con-
gratulate Randy Johnson for pitching a
perfect game and recognize him for a
brilliant pitching career.
Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance
of my time.
Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr.
Speaker, I yield such time as he may
consume to the gentleman from Ari-
zona (Mr. SHADEGG).
Mr. SHADEGG. Mr. Speaker, I rise in
support of H.R. 660 and to congratulate
and honor Randy Johnson of the Ari-
zona Diamondbacks, more affection-
ately known to us in Arizona as ‘‘The
Big Unit.’’ As I think everyone knows,
on May 18 of this year in an extraor-
dinary feat against the Atlanta Braves,
Randy Johnson became only the 17th
pitcher in the history of major league
baseball to throw a perfect game. That
is right. Twenty-seven Atlanta Brave
hitters came to the plate, and 27 At-
lanta Brave hitters went down.
Now, many of us strive for perfection
in many aspects of our lives, but it is
rarely achieved; but not only did
Randy Johnson do this on May 18, but
he was at the time 40 years old, making
him the oldest pi