Is Randy Johnson the best pitcher ever?

Randy Johnson is an American professional baseball pitcher who is widely regarded as one of the best in the sport’s history.

He struck out more batters per nine innings than any other pitcher in baseball history. His 4,875 strikeouts rank second all-time behind Nolan Ryan the most for any left-handed pitcher.

Johnson has one of the highest winning percentages in history, with a career record of 303-166. (. 648).

Johnson is a ten-time All-Star who has five Cy Young Awards and is one of only two pitchers (the other being Greg Maddux) to have won the award in four consecutive seasons (1999–2002). Johnson was named Cy Young Award winner in both leagues.

He threw Major League Baseball’s 17th perfect game on May 18, 2004, at the age of 40, and is still the oldest pitcher to do so.

Randy Johnson holds the record for most strikeouts in a relief appearance (16 against San Diego on July 18, 2001).

He also holds the record for highest single-season and career strikeout per 9 innings ratio: 13.41 and 10.61 and the record for most games with 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 or more strikeouts.