Near Humboldt in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Walter Johnson Birth Site
On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for his fastball and his sterling character.
Grandson and Author
Frank & Minnie Johnson family farm
Effie, Walter, Earl, & Leslie
Moved to Humboldt in April 1901
Hall of Fame 1936
[Third Base] 110 Shut Outs
[First Base] Won 417 [games]
[Second Base] The Big Train
[Home Plate] April 2001
Erected 2001 by Umpire Development Program, Barney Deary Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1901.
Location. 37° 50.963′ N, 95° 27.32′ W. Marker is near Humboldt, KansasTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt KS 66748, 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. General Frederick Funston (approx. 1½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rev. D. D. Payne (approx. 2.4 miles away); O'Brien's Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); Abel Secrest (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colonel Orlin Thurston (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sophia Fussman (approx. 2.8 miles away); J. A. Coffey (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
Also see . . .
1. Walter Johnson. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on November 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Walter "Big Train" Johnson at Kansapedia. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Humboldt, Kansas, Baseball History. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 11. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.