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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 38° 52.292′ N, 77° 0.493′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Potomac Avenue Southeast east of South Capitol Street Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Located inside Nationals Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Joshua (Josh) Gibson (here, next to this marker); Frank Oliver Howard (a few steps from this marker); 1948 (a few steps from this marker); 1961 (a few steps from this marker); 1937 (a few steps from this marker); 1971 (a few steps from this marker); 1924 (a few steps from this marker); 2005 (a few steps from 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,738 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.