Walter Johnson

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Birthday
6, 1887
Birthplace
Humboldt, KS
Death Date
Dec 10, 1946 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1887
Birthplace
Humboldt, KS
Death Date
Dec 10, 1946 (59)

About

Hall of Fame Washington Senators pitcher known as The Big Train. He was named American League MVP in 1913 and 1924, he led the Senators to a World Series Championship in 1924, and he recorded 417 wins, 3,508 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA during his career.

Before Fame

As a youth, he worked in oil fields, but also found time for horseback riding.

Trivia

He set an MLB record by recording 110 shutouts during his 21-year career.

Family Life

He was the second oldest child of Frank and Minnie Johnson out of six total children.

Associated With

Bob Gibson became the second pitcher after Johnson 50 years earlier to become part of the 3,000-strikout club.