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#pounditSunday, July 14, 2024

Randy Johnson gives emotional shoutout to Zach Farmer during speech (Video)

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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.

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:

Unfortunately things changed less than two weeks later.

Our thoughts are with you, Zach. I can’t wait to write about your first game back with the Buckeyes here on LBS.

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