On August 23, 2001 — Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson becomes the first pitcher to strike out 300 batters in four consecutive seasons, The ‘Big Unit’s’ 16-strikeout performance isn’t enough as the Pirates beat the Diamondbacks, 5-1, ending the southpaw’s eight-game winning streak.


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