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Walter Perry Johnson

“The Big Train”

 
 
Walter Perry Johnson Marker image. 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.
 
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); Washington Navy Yard and Annex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Housing Reform and the Syphax School
Walter Perry Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
2. Walter Perry Johnson Marker
(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). Click for a list of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Also see . . .  Career Statistics for Walter Johnson. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
3 markers in the entrance to Nationals Park image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
3. 3 markers in the entrance to Nationals Park
Walter Perry Johnson Statue image. 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 image. 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 , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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