The #Dbacks will retire Randy Johnson's No. 51 during a special ceremony at Chase Field on Saturday, Aug. 8. #RJ51HOF pic.twitter.com/LSvY1HVPwK— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) January 16, 2015
There will also be a Randy Johnson bobblehead given away earlier in the season.
#Dbacks will also honor @RJ51Photos with a special Hall of Fame Bobblehead on July 25. Nod if you approve. #RJ51HOF https://t.co/L8aEoSntrH— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) January 16, 2015
Safe to say, the August 8 game, which is against the Cincinnati Reds, becomes the first "must have" ticket of the 2015 season. Randy Johnson's #51 will join Luis Gonzalez's #20 as the only Diamondbacks to have their numbers retired by the organization [there's also Jackie Robinson's 42, naturally] But it also counts as retiring Mike Robertson's number too. Who? Mike Robertson: the only other player in team history to wear #51. He did so in 1998, starting one game as a designated hitter, and coming off the bench for another 10, going 2-for-13. He's a lifetime .190 hitter in 39 major-league games. Wonder if he'll be at Chase on August 8?