The Right Coast

May 19, 2004
 
Randy Johnson
By Mike Rappaport

As a member of the 40 something club, I really enjoyed the news that Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game at age 40. Lots of aches and pains after that game, I am sure. Of course, I can now really appreciate the genuine achievement of Satchel Paige, who pitched into his late 40s. In fact, Paige came back in 1965, 59 years after his estimated birthday, to throw three shutout innings.