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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° 52.292′ 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
Walter Perry Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
2. Walter Perry Johnson Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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.)
 
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 was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,656 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2018, by Devry 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.
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