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Walter Perry Johnson

  • Birth 6 Nov 1887 Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1946 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Section M, Lot 18, Site 4
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  • Memorial ID 2453

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

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2453
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Perry Johnson (6 Nov 1887–10 Dec 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2453, citing Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .