On This Date 6/24/1997

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Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners strikes out 19 but suffers a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Oakland Athletics at the Kingdome. The Big Unit’s night is spoiled by his teammate at USC, Mark McGwire, who goes 2-for-4 with a double and a home run with two RBI. The home run in the fifth inning is the longest in the history of the Kingdome, traveling 538 feet.