The fans have spoken apparently — and their favorite baseball player to hail from USC is none other than Randy Johnson!
“The Big Unit” came out on top.
The 6-foot-10 lefty pitcher played at USC from 1983-85. In ‘85, he led the Trojans with 118.1 innings pitched and 99 strikeouts. He was also on a basketball scholarship at USC.
Johnson went on to have a storied MLB career. In 22 seasons, he was a 10-time All-Star, a five-time Cy Young Award winner, a nine-time strikeout leader, a four-time ERA leader, a World Series champ and a World Series MVP.
In 2015, he was named a first ballot Baseball Hall of Famer.
According to voting results conducted on USC Trojans Ripsit Blog Instagram page, Johnson toppled the rest of the former Trojans in a fan vote. It’s easy to see why, for sure.
The rest of the top five were as follows:
2. Mark McGwire
3. Fred Lynn
4. Tom Seaver
5. Jeff Clement
There you have it. The top five favorite USC baseball players of all time. Would you have it any other way? What would your top five look like?