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Baseball icon Randy Johnson sells Arizona mansion for $7.3 million at auction

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At auction, Randy Johnson has sold his 25,000-square-foot mansion in Arizona’s Paradise Valley for $7.3 million.
(Dino Tonn)

It took Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Randy Johnson just three years to record his first no-hitter. It took him five years to sell his Arizona home.

After listing the mansion in 2014 for $25 million, the legendary pitcher has sold it at auction for a deeply discounted $7.3 million, according to the Arizona Republic. The bidding, which took place online, began at $4 million.

The Paradise Valley estate spans five acres — or about twice the size of fair territory in Chase Field, where Johnson won a World Series title with the Diamondbacks in 2001. There’s a main residence, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a commercial-grade gym, pool and tennis court.

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Entered through a stone archway, the 25,000-square-foot Tuscan mansion includes a chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, a study lounge, two offices and a pet suite. The master suite — one of seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms — occupies the entire western wing of the home and holds a sitting area, fireplace, private patio and poker room.

Amenities, such as a game room and a billiards room with a wet bar, fill out the eastern wing. A movie theater offers stadium seating and a ticket booth, while a professional recording studio holds a performance stage and an instrument showroom.

The grounds are built for entertaining. In addition to a swimming pool with a water slide, there’s a bathhouse, fire pit and loggia with a wood-burning pizza oven.

Robert Joffe and Jonathan Friedland of Launch Real Estate held the listing. Concierge Auctions handled the auction.

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Known as “The Big Unit” for his tall stature, Johnson, 55, retired a 10-time All-Star and five-time Cy Young Award winner with a 303-166 career record. His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 Ks.

jack.flemming@latimes.com | Twitter: @jflem94


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