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Near Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethesda's Big Train

 
 
Bethesda's Big Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 21, 2019
1. Bethesda's Big Train Marker
Inscription.  Walter Johnson, baseball's greatest pitcher, lived in Bethesda from 1925 until 1935. Called the "Big Train" because of his overpowering fastball, Johnson won 417 games in 21 seasons with the Washington Senators. His record of 110 shutouts should last forever. Johnson was in the first class elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, along with Cobb, Mathewson, Ruth and Wagner. After his baseball career, Johnson served as an elected member of the Board of Commissioners of Montgomery County from 1938 until his death in 1946.

Sculpture by Joseph Craig English ◆ Gift of Giant Food, Inc.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 39° 1.858′ N, 77° 8.987′ W. Marker is near Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Westlake Drive 0.8 miles south of Tuckerman Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10600 Westlake Drive, Rockville MD 20852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Walter Johnson Sculpture and Bethesda's Big Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 21, 2019
2. Walter Johnson Sculpture and Bethesda's Big Train Marker
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. Shirley Povich (here, next to this marker); Leibo's Place (here, next to this marker); Home of Samuel Wade Magruder (approx. ¼ mile away); Walter Johnson (approx. 1.3 miles away); 11333 Woodglen Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Alluvium" is an artwork by Jim Sanborn (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Montrose School (approx. 2.4 miles away); "The Linden Oak" (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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