Walter Johnson biography

Walter Johnson

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1887 – 1946

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Who was Walter Johnson?

Walter Perry Johnson, 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. He later served 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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Born
Nov 6, 1887
Humboldt
Also known as
  • Walter Perry Johnson
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Swedish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fullerton Union High School
Lived in
  • Humboldt
  • Orange County
Died
Dec 10, 1946
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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