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September 21, 1998
Through Sunday Randy Johnson, who will be a free agent after this season, was 8-1 since the July 31 deal that sent him from the Seattle Mariners to the Houston Astros. Still, when the Big Unit decides where to play in 1999, he shouldn't let his smokin' start make him feel too cozy in the National League. Four starting pitchers in this century have jumped leagues in midseason and won at least seven of their first 10 decisions for their new team that year. To varying degrees, all of them found the new league less friendly the second time around.
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September 21, 1998

Statitudes

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Through Sunday Randy Johnson, who will be a free agent after this season, was 8-1 since the July 31 deal that sent him from the Seattle Mariners to the Houston Astros. Still, when the Big Unit decides where to play in 1999, he shouldn't let his smokin' start make him feel too cozy in the National League. Four starting pitchers in this century have jumped leagues in midseason and won at least seven of their first 10 decisions for their new team that year. To varying degrees, all of them found the new league less friendly the second time around.

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