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As Randy Johnson closes in on his 300th victory, here is a look back at The Big Unit's career.

Johnson was born in Walnut Creek, Calif. and grew up idolizing A's lefthander Vida Blue. Despite being offered a $50,000 signing bonus by the Braves, who drafted the lefty in the fourth round of the 1982 Amateur Draft, Johnson opted to attend college at USC.

Photo: Courtesy of USC

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