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° 52.448′ N, 77° 0.45′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from South Capitol St., SE. Touch for map. Located inside Nationals Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Oliver Howard ( here, next to this marker); Joshua (Josh) Gibson ( here, next to this marker); Washington Navy Yard and Annex ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Housing Reform and the Syphax School USS Balao (SS-285) ( approx. half a mile away); "4-in. 40 caliber rifles" ( approx. half a mile away); The Leg of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren ( approx. half a mile away); Military Education at Fort McNair ( approx. half a mile away). 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.