Randy Johnson gained entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame this week with the eighth-highest vote percentage in history, appearing on 534 of the 549 submitted (97.3 percent). The southpaw finished his 22-year MLB career with 303 wins, a 3.29 ERA and 4,875 career strikeouts.

And many of the hitters he faced knew what was coming.

Phil Nevin, who hit 208 home runs in his 12-year MLB career, revealed on MLB Network Radio that Johnson had a habit of tipping his pitches, an open secret among players.

“I remember Gary Disarcina telling me a little something about what Randy does with his glove and his wind up,” Nevin remembered. “He tipped – he tipped bad. And I was able to pick up his pitches; not that it was easy to hit, but it helped a little bit knowing what was coming.”

Still, Nevin hit only .261 in his career against the Big Unit.

“That’s how good he was, how good his stuff was,” Nevin said, “it was still that hard to hit, even though a lot of guys knew a lot of pitches that were coming.”

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