"Winning 300 is important, but it is not the [sole] reason I am playing this game," he said.Bologna.
The Big Unit needs only five more victories to reach the milestone, which only 17 other big leaguers have accomplished in the modern era. Most recently it was Tom Glavine in 2007, and before him Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens in '04 and '03, respectively.
Johnson, a five-time Cy Young Award winner and the only man to kill a dove with a 95 mph fastball, is a career 295-160 with a 3.26 ERA. Barring back trouble... which tends to happen at the ripe old age of 45... he shouldn't have any issue getting to the five-win mark sometime by, let's say, July.
Also, he seems to have ditched the mullet for the dirtball-feather. Progress? I'm not sure.
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