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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.


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.


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. | Twitter: @jflem94

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