Johnson, Walter

Johnson, Walter (Perry)

(1887–1946) baseball pitcher; born in Humboldt, Kans. During his 21-year career with the Washington Senators (1907–27), he won 416 games, the second highest in major league history, and pitched 110 shutouts, a major league record. One of the fastest throwers in the game's history, the right-hander led the league in strikeouts 12 times. Nicknamed, "The Big Train," he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1936.
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