Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Washington Senators (1907–1927). He would later serve as manager of the Senators from 1929 through 1932 and for the Cleveland Indians from 1933 through 1935.

One of the most celebrated and dominating players in baseball history, Johnson established several pitching records, some of which remain unbroken. He remains by far the all-time career leader in shutouts with 110, second in wins with 417, and fourth in complete games with 531. He once held the career record in strikeouts with 3,508 and was the only player in the 3,000 strikeout club for over 50 years until Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th strikeout in 1974. Johnson led the league in strikeouts a Major League record 12 times – one more than current strikeout leader Nolan Ryan – including a record eight consecutive seasons.

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Walter Johnson - Statistics
... Pitching W L WP GP GS CG Sh SV IP H HR BB SO HBP BFP ERA WHIP 279..599 34. 5,914.1 4,913 97 1,363 3,508 203 23,749 2.17 1.061 Hitting G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS 933 2,324 251 ... *.235.274.342 0.616 * Strikeouts not counted for batters until 1913 in the AL, 1910 in the NL. ...
Robert Walter Johnson - Legacy and Honors
... Johnson was nominated as a contributor in 2007 for the International Tennis Hall of Fame ... Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 ... The Walter Johnson Health Center, a large medical care and community health education center in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, was named in his honor ...
Walter Johnson High School - Modernization - Mascots
... Early in Walter Johnson's history cows used to roam onto the football fields at various times ... As seen in Walter Johnson yearbooks from the 1960s, the Mighty Moo character originated as a painting by an ambitious and very bold WJ student (who ... Making lemons into lemonade, Walter Johnson adopted the cow as its unofficial mascot under the name Mighty Moo ...
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... Statistic Player Amount Year W Walter Johnson 1913 ... K Walter Johnson 1910 ... ERA Walter Johnson 1.14 1913 SV Joe Nathan 2009. ...
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154 3 Jim Devlin 4 ... Lefty Grove 5 ... Walter Johnson 147 Dan Quisenberry Hoyt Wilhelm 8 Ed Walsh 146 Smoky Joe Wood 10 Roger Clemens 11 ... Addie Joss 142 Johan Santana Brandon Webb 14 Trevor Hoffman 15 ... Kid ... Louis Cardinals 8 Mordecai Brown 1906 ... Chicago Cubs 9 Pedro Martínez 1999 ... Boston Red Sox Walter Johnson 1912 Washington Senators 11 Christy Mathewson 1905 ... New York Giants 12 Dwight Gooden 1985 ... New ...

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