Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Walter Perry Johnson
“The Big Train”
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° 52.292′ N, 77° 0.493′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Potomac Avenue SE east of South Capitol Street SE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located inside Nationals Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua (Josh) Gibson (here, next to this marker); Frank Oliver Howard (a few steps from this marker); 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1924 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1859 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); 2005 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Also see . . . Career Statistics for Walter Johnson. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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