BirthdayFebruary 25, 1906
BirthplaceChicago, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Walter Johnson

    Full name: Walter Johnson
    Also known as: Johnson, Walter, Walter Johnson
    Professions: American baseball player

  2. Walter Johnson Known for

    Bright Eyes (1934), Charlie Chan in London (1934), Love on a Bet (1936), Freshman Love (1936)

  3. Walter Johnson Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 10th of December, 1946 (Age: 40)

  4. Walter Johnson Biography

    Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Washington Senators (1907–1927). He later served as manager of the Senators from 1929 through 1932 and for the Cleveland Indians from 1933 through 1935.One of the most celebrated and dominating players in baseball history, Johnson established several pitching records, some of which remain unbroken. He remains by far the all-time career leader in shutouts with 110, second in wins with 417, and fourth in complete games with 531. He once held the career record in strikeouts with 3,508 and was the only player in the 3,000 strikeout club for over 50 years until Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th strikeout in 1974. Johnson led the league in strikeouts a Major League record 12 times—one more than current strikeout leader Nolan Ryan—including a record eight consecutive seasons.Johnson's gentle nature was legendary, and to this day he is held up as an example of good sportsmanship, while his name has become synonymous with friendly competition.

  5. Walter Johnson Family

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