PHOENIX –The Arizona Diamondbacks will hand out 20,000 commemorative T-shirts featuring Randy Johnson’s Perfect Game Anniversary logo on May 18, courtesy of Pepsi. As announced earlier this week, the D-backs will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Johnson’s Perfect Game that day with a pre-game ceremony honoring the D-backs’ legend.
Johnson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game against the Dodgers on May 18, and his catcher will be Robby Hammock, who caught the perfect game a decade ago.
Johnson retired all 27 batters he faced on May 18, 2004 in Atlanta’s Turner Field, striking out 13, including the final hitter of the game, Eddie Perez, on a 98 mph fastball.
The perfect game was the first in the National League in nearly 13 years (since Dennis Martinez on July 28, 1991) and was the second no-hitter of Johnson’s career. At 40 years of age, Johnson became the oldest pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game, surpassing Cy Young, who was 37 when he achieved the feat in 1904.
Tickets for the game are available at the Chase Field Box Office, by phone at 602.514.8400 or online at dbacks.com/tickets.