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Arc of a 300-Game Winner
TOM VERDUCCI
May 25, 2009
[1] The Little Unit, here at age 12, grew up in the Bay Area. [2] Under USC coach Rod Dedeaux (center) and alongside Trojan teammate Mark McGwire, Johnson tried out for (but did not make) the '84 U.S. national team. [3] Poor mechanics made for a slow start in Montreal. [4] Johnson broke out in Seattle, but still marched to the beat of a different drum. [5] In '98 he forced a trade to the Astros. [6] He brought a title to Arizona in '01. [7] He encountered injury and controversy in New York.
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May 25, 2009

Arc Of A 300-game Winner

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[1] The Little Unit, here at age 12, grew up in the Bay Area. [2] Under USC coach Rod Dedeaux (center) and alongside Trojan teammate Mark McGwire, Johnson tried out for (but did not make) the '84 U.S. national team. [3] Poor mechanics made for a slow start in Montreal. [4] Johnson broke out in Seattle, but still marched to the beat of a different drum. [5] In '98 he forced a trade to the Astros. [6] He brought a title to Arizona in '01. [7] He encountered injury and controversy in New York.

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