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Randy Johnson called his shot in the USC alumni game and *almost* hit a home run

When we think of Randy Johnson, we think of his talent on the mound. We think of his five Cy Young Awards and his 4,875 career strikeouts -- that's why he's in the Hall of Fame. But what if all this time we've spent appreciating him as a pitcher, we've been missing what was right in front of us?
The Big Unit can mash.
At the University of Southern California's old-timers alumni game on Sunday, Johnson stepped to the plate to show off his bat. He took one pitch, and then pointed off into the distance -- yes, he was calling his shot. He would deposit the baseball over the left-field fence, Babe Ruth-style.
He almost succeeded, too.

Johnson's hit fell just shy of the fence, giving him a long single (he might've taken two, but hey, the man's 53 years old). Still, it should be a reminder to all of us: Johnson is more than just one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history.
After all, this is the man who is tied as the second-tallest player to ever hit a home run in MLB:

So, next time someone tries to tell you that Johnson can't bring it at the plate, you can just go ahead and give 'em this look: