Randy Johnson gives emotional shoutout to Zach Farmer during speech (Video)
Randy Johnson was all class during his Hall of Fame speech on Sunday, and he kicked it up a notch when he delivered a special message to a fan battling cancer.
The Big Unit took some time at the end of his speech to recognize Zach Farmer, a stud pitcher at Ohio State who is trying to beat leukemia.
— Cameron Cox (@CamCox12) July 26, 2015
As Johnson said in his speech, he was told about Farmer by two people who said the youngster was a fan and wanted to talk with him. Farmer was a three-time all-state player in high school in Ohio, and he put up an excellent season as a freshman pitcher with the Buckeyes last year before being diagnosed with leukemia in April.
In early June, Farmer was pleased to announce he had been cancer-free for a year:
Today makes it one year cancer free!
— Zach Farmer (@zfarm34) June 5, 2015
Unfortunately things changed less than two weeks later.
Learned today my cancer has returned. We were very fortunate as we caught the Leukemia in its earliest stages. #Round2
— Zach Farmer (@zfarm34) July 15, 2015
Our thoughts are with you, Zach. I can’t wait to write about your first game back with the Buckeyes here on LBS.