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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Walter Perry Johnson
"The Big Train"
 
Walter Perry Johnson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
1. Walter Perry Johnson Marker
 
Inscription. Walter Johnson might have been the fastest pitcher in baseball history. With his sweeping sidearm delivery, the "Big Train" led the league in strikeouts 12 times during a 21 year career with the Washington Nationals from 1907 to 1927.

Johnson won 417 games, including 10 straight seasons of 20 or more, and his 10 shutouts remains the major league record to this day. He led Washington to the World Championship of 1924.

In 1936, Walter Johnson was inducted into The National Baseball Hall of Fame.
 
Erected 2009 by DC Creates Public Art Program, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.448′ N, 77° 0.45′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from South Capitol St., SE. Click for map. Located inside Nationals Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Oliver Howard (here, next to this marker); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (here, next to this marker); Housing Reform and the Syphax School (approx. half a mile away); USS Balao (SS-285) (approx. half a mile away); "4-in. 40 caliber rifles" (approx. half a mile away); The Leg of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren (approx. half a mile away); Military Education at Fort McNair (approx. half a mile away); Blending Old and New (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Walter Perry Johnson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
2. Walter Perry Johnson Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Career Statistics for Walter Johnson. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
3 markers in the entrance to Nationals Park Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
3. 3 markers in the entrance to Nationals Park
 
 
Walter Perry Johnson Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
4. Walter Perry Johnson Statue
Sculpture by Omri Amrany
 
 
Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Josh Gibson Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
5. Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Josh Gibson Markers
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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