Baseball legend Randy Johnson went to Payson, Arizona to throw the first pitch at the newly dedicated ballpark in his honor. The Rumsey Park hosted Johnson and about 250 people in the stands to watch the Hall of Famer inaugurate the field and get everyone excited about future baseball games there will be played on it. As of right now, Rumsey Park will be going under some renovations and they hope to make it a fabulous place for little league players and observers in the seats.
The two-time World Series champion and three-time All Star player was signed into the MLB in 1956 and after just a few appearances began to make a great impact on the team, sport, and his fans. After just two years in Cincinnati, Flood went to St. Louis where he played with that franchise for 11 years and then concluded with one more year with the Washington Senators. After retiring from baseball, Flood bought a bar in Palma, and then came back to Oakland to be a part of the 1978 broadcasting team for the Athletics. In addition to that he was the commissioner of the Senior Professional Baseball Association, which was an organization that didn’t last too long.
The Big Unit visited a local Arizona park on Friday October 7th to throw the first pitch from the mound, as they have now named the field in his honor. It was a great way to kick off another warm weekend in Grand Canyon State.
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