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Walter Johnson

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Personal Info
Birth November 6, 1887, Humboldt, KS
Death: December 10, 1946, Washington, DC
Professional Career
Debut August 2, 1907, Washington Senators vs. Detroit Tigers, American League Park II
Team(s) Washington Senators (1907-1927)
HOF induction: 1936
Career Highlights
  • Struck out 3,508 batters (the most until Nolan Ryan broke his record in 1983)
  • Led the Senators to the World Series twice (Won in 1924 and lost in 1925)
  • Pitched the most consecutive innings without giving up a home run (369)
  • One of the first five players inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936
  • The only pitcher in MLB history to win 20 games and hit .400 in a season
  • Pitched 56 consecutive scoreless innings, a record that stood until 1968
  • Career Earned Run Average of 2.17 which is seventh best of all time
  • Won the Pitching Triple Crown three times (1913, 1918 and 1924)
  • Career record of 417 wins (second best in history), 279 losses
  • He was named #60 on ESPN's top 100 athletes of the century
  • In 1913, became the first pitcher to win the Chalmers Award
  • Led the American League in Earned Run Average five times
  • Led the American League in strikeouts twelve times
  • Led the American League in shutouts seven times
  • Led the American League in total wins six times
  • Ranks third all time in innings pitched with 5,923
  • Ranks fifth all time in complete games with 531
  • Ranks first all time in total shutouts with 110
  • Had a lifetime winning percentage of .599
  • His ERA was under 2.00 eleven times

Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. Born in Humboldt, Kansas, he was a farm boy who grew up to become one of Major League Baseball's greatest stars. He was the second of six children and his family moved to Orange County, California in 1901, where he attended Fullerton High School. After pitching in the Idaho State League, Johnson signed a contract with the Washington Senators (now the Twins) in July 1907. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Humboldt is a city located in Allen County, Kansas. ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ... 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Johnson won renown as the premier power pitcher of his era. Although a lack of precision instruments prevented accurate measurement of his fastball, Johnson is believed to have thrown as high as 99 miles per hour from a sidearm angle. This power is exceptional even today, but it was virtually unique in Johnson's day. The overpowering fastball is the primary reason for Johnson's exceptional statistics, especially his strikeout totals.

Walter Johnson on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)).
Walter Johnson on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)).
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed Big Train, as a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators, he won 417 games, the second most by any pitcher in history (after Cy Young, who won 511). He and Young are the only pitchers to have won 400 games or more. In a twenty-one year career he had two seasons in which he had more than thirty wins (33 in 1912 and 36 in 1913). His record includes 110 shutouts, the most in baseball history, and he struck out 3,508 batters (the most until Nolan Ryan broke his record in 1983). He thrice won the triple crown for pitchers (1913, 1918, 1924) and twice won the American League Most Valuable Player Award (1913, 1924). On September 4, 5, and 7, 1908, he shut out the New York Yankees in three consecutive games. His earned run average of 1.14 in 1913 set a record that stood until Bob Gibson's 1.12 ERA in 1968. Download high resolution version (362x640, 61 KB)Walter Johnson on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)). 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Some record books indicate Johnson had a 1.09 ERA for 1913; but Johnson had pitched part of an inning in the final game of the 1913 season and grooved several pitches, allowing two baserunners who later scored. The official scorekeeper ignored the game, but later, Johnson was charged with those two runs, raising his ERA and allowing Gibson to break the record. Although he usually pitched for losing teams during his career, Johnson led the Senators to two World Series, a victory in 1924 (including the final, 12-inning game) and a loss in 1925. Johnson was a better-than-average hitter for a pitcher, compiling a career batting average of .235. He also made 13 appearances in the outfield during his career. See also: 1923 in sports, other events of 1924, 1925 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball (Major Leage) Washington Senators def. ... See also: 1924 in sports, other events of 1925, 1926 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball (Major League) Pittsburgh Pirates def. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ...


In 1928, he began his career as a manager in the Minor League, taking up residence at 32 Maple Terrace, Millburn, New Jersey, and managing the Newark team of the International League. He continued on to the Major League, managing the Washington Senators (1929-1932), and finally the Cleveland Indians (1933-1935). See also: 1927 in sports, other events of 1928, 1929 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Cricket 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Millburn is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... See also: 1928 in sports, 1930 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 22: The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... See also: 1932 in sports, 1934 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...


One of the first five electees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, Walter Johnson retired in Germantown, Maryland and was elected Montgomery County commissioner in 1938. He lost a very close election to the U.S. Congress in 1940 and died of a brain tumor in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 1946. He is interred in the Rockville Union Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... See next election: 1937 The first elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were held in 1936. ... Germantown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Maryland: Germantown, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Germantown, Baltimore County, Maryland Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland -- This is the most common place referred to as Germantown, Maryland. ... Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland north and west of Washington, D.C.. Its county seat is Rockville. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either normally found in the brain itself: neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Rockville Union Cemetery was established in 1738 by the Anglican Prince Georges Parish. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded c. ...


A high school in Bethesda, Maryland has been named for him. (See Walter Johnson High School.) The monument to him that once stood outside Griffith Stadium has been moved to the school's campus. High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: Location Location of Bethesda within Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Aerial photograph of WJHS. Walter Johnson High School, (WJHS) is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park that stood on the site, National Park, was built in 1891, was destroyed by a fire in March 1911...


He was also called Sir Walter and the White Knight because of his gentlemanly gamemanship, and "Old Barney" later in his career. In 1995, the rock musician Jonathan Richman recorded a song entitled "Walter Johnson" that celebrated Johnson's kindness. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonathan Richman (born May 15, 1951) is an American proto-punk icon and one of the progenitors of indie rock. ...


In 1999, he ranked number 4 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, the highest-ranked pitcher. Later that year, he was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999 Mastercard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


Johnson's gentle nature was legendary, and to this day he is held up as an example of good sportsmanship and his name has become synonymous with friendly competition. This attribute worked to Johnson's disadvantage in the case of fellow Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. Virtually all batters were concerned about being hit by Johnson's fastball, and many would not "dig in" at the plate because of that concern. Cobb realized that the good-hearted Johnson was privately nervous about the possibility of seriously injuring a batsman. Almost alone among his peers, Cobb would actually stand closer to the plate than usual when facing Johnson. Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed the Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the dead ball era (1900 – 1920). ...


Johnson's rookie season was Cobb's third, and Johnson retired one year before Cobb. Cobb faced Johnson at bat more times in their overlapping careers than any other hitter-pitcher combination in major league history.


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2000 stamp issued by the USPS to commemorate Walter Johnson.
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2000 stamp issued by the USPS to commemorate Walter Johnson.

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G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
933 2,324 547 94 41 24 241 255 110 251 .235 .266 .342 0.608

Pitching In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ...

W L WP GP GS CG Sh SV IP BB SO ERA WHIP
417 279 .599 802 666 531 110 34 5,914.1 1,363 3,508 2.17 1.06

In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by GP) is the number of games in which a pitcher appears. ... In baseball statistics, games started (denoted by GS) is credited to a pitcher who throws the very first pitch to the opposing team of a single game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG, or FAT by Oakland fans) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In team sports, a shutout (sometimes a clean sheet in soccer) refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of how many baserunners a pitcher is responsible for allowing per inning pitched. ...

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Preceded by:
Tris Speaker
American League Most Valuable Player
1913
Succeeded by:
Eddie Collins
Preceded by:
Babe Ruth
American League Most Valuable Player
1924
Succeeded by:
Roger Peckinpaugh
Preceded by:
Bucky Harris
Washington Senators Manager
1929-1932
Succeeded by:
Joe Cronin
Preceded by:
Roger Peckinpaugh
Cleveland Indians Manager
1933-1935
Succeeded by:
Steve O'Neill

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Walter Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (958 words)
Johnson was a better-than-average hitter for a pitcher, compiling a career batting average of.235.
One of the first five electees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, Walter Johnson retired in Germantown, Maryland and was elected Montgomery County commissioner in 1938.
Johnson's gentle nature was legendary, and to this day he is held up as an example of good sportsmanship and his name has become synonymous with friendly competition.
Walter Johnson High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (582 words)
Walter Johnson High School was founded in 1956 as part of the Montgomery County Public School system (MCPS).
The school is named in honor of the late Washington Senators' baseball pitcher, Walter Johnson, who resided in his Bethesda house just a few short miles away from the school on Old Georgetown Road.
Walter Johnson High School was rated as one of "America's Best High Schools" by Newsweek magazine and was named the 45th best public high school in the nation for 2004.
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