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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
New album The Divine And Dirty was released via Mascot (home to Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Eric Johnson, Walter Trout and more) earlier this year.
The new millennium was only a fortnight old -- but flush with the feelgood factor of Bill Kenwright's True Blue Holdings having ousted former chairman Peter Johnson, Walter Smith's Everton had built up a seven match unbeaten run.
Petr Cech - Glen Johnson, Walter Samuel, John Terry, Roberto Carlos - David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Claude Makelele - Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho - Ronaldo.
Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market.