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Walter Perry Johnson
Birth: Nov. 6, 1887
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1946
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. A right-handed pitcher, he was dubbed "The Big Train" for his sweeping sidearm delivery and blazing fastball. On August 2, 1907, he made his debut for the Washington Senators and spent the next twenty-one seasons with the team (1907 to 1921). He was a two time American League Most Valuable Player (1913, 1924), was a member of the 1924 World Series Champion Senators, had ten successive seasons of 20 or more victories and is present the All Time Major League Baseball leader in shutouts. He ended his playing career with a record of 417 wins (second of all time), 279 loss, 531 complete games, 110 shutouts, 34 saves, 3508 strikeouts and a 2.17 earned run average. He also managed the Washington Senators (1929 to 1932), Cleveland Indians (1933 to 1935) and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. He died of a brain tumor at age 59 in Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Frank Edwin Johnson (1861 - 1921)
  Minnie Olive Perry Johnson (1867 - 1967)
  Hazel Lee Roberts Johnson (1894 - 1930)*
  Edwin R. Johnson (1917 - 2012)*
  Effie Belle Johnson Tongier (1886 - 1974)*
  Walter Perry Johnson (1887 - 1946)
  Leslie Edwin Johnson (1889 - 1972)*
  Earl Clinton Johnson (1894 - 1949)*
  Blanche Marie Johnson Burke (1899 - 1928)*
  Chester Lane Johnson (1903 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Rockville Cemetery
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section M, Lot 18, Site 4
GPS (lat/lon): 39.08505, -77.12533
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.
- Joseph Papalia
 Added: Apr. 27, 2016
"I throw as hard as I can when I think I have to throw as hard as I can." Walter Johnson
- Holly Burke
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016
Walter, As the "Big Train" you were the greatest pitcher ever. To win 411 games with a crummy team like the Senators were for much of your career is stunning. Ty Cobb said you were the most deadly sight to ever step onto a ball field. He would crowd the p...(Read more)
- Steve Mader
 Added: Apr. 8, 2016
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