Former D-backs star Randy Johnson makes final pitch to sell mansion
PHOENIX – Selling his Paradise Valley mansion has proved to be a bigger challenge than getting into the Hall of Fame for former Arizona Diamondbacks ace Randy Johnson.
The seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home, which had once been listed at $25 million, has been put up for a no-reserve auction, according to Realtor.com.
Investopedia explained a no-reserve auction as “a sale awarded to the highest bidder, regardless of price” because there is no minimum price.
Realtor.com reported that bidders on the 5-acre Mummy Mountain Road spread can only qualify if they plunk down a $100,000 deposit and prove they will be able to make good on the sale price.
Bidding opens Jan. 29 and the winner will be able to claim his or her prize two days later.
Hopefuls can register at Concierge Auction’s website.
The home was built in 2006 and includes a tennis court, home theater, fitness center, pool and a two-bedroom guest house.
By spring 2018, the asking price had dropped to $16.5 million.
Johnson played for the Diamondbacks from 1999-2004 and again from 2007 to 2008. He helped lead the team to a World Series title against the favored New York Yankees in 2001.
The 10-time All-Star won the Cy Young Award five times, pitched a perfect game in 2004.
Nicknamed “the Big Unit,” the 6-foot-10 Johnson finished his career with 4,875 strikeouts. he is second on the all-time list behind Nolan Ryan and tops among left-handers.
He was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2015.
Johnson is a special assistant to D-backs President/CEO Derrick Hall.