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Randy Johnson's #51 to be retired by Diamondbacks, August 8

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that the Big Unit will enter Cooperstown as a Diamondback, the team announced his number #51 will be retired on August 8 at Chase Field.

The first and last time there will be a picture of Mike Robertson on the SnakePit!
The first and last time there will be a picture of Mike Robertson on the SnakePit!
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There will also be a Randy Johnson bobblehead given away earlier in the season.

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?