Walter Johnson

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Full Name: Walter Johnson
Nationality: American

Profession: MLB Pitcher
Why Famous: One of the most celebrated and dominating players in baseball history, he established several pitching records, some of which remain unbroken, during his 21-year career with the Washington Senators.

Best known for his gentle nature, and to this day he is held up as an example of good sportsmanship, while his name has become synonymous with friendly competition

Born: November 6, 1887
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas, USA

Died: December 10, 1946 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Brain tumour

Married Life

  • 1914-06-24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Historical Events in the Life of Walter Johnson

  • 1907-08-02 Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit
  • 1907-08-07 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
  • 1908-10-01 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
  • 1911-04-15 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
  • 1912-08-26 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
  • 1913-04-10 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings
  • 1913-05-14 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
  • 1913-09-29 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
  • 1914-12-04 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
  • 1917-05-07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
  • 1918-05-15 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
  • 1919-05-11 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
  • 1920-05-14 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
  • 1920-07-01 Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0
  • 1921-09-05 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287
  • 1923-05-02 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0
  • 1923-07-22 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
  • 1924-08-25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
  • 1924-09-14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
  • 1926-04-13 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
  • 1926-10-14 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
  • 1927-05-30 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
  • 1928-10-15 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
  • 1932-10-04 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
  • 1933-06-09 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager
  • 1936-01-29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
  • 1940-11-05 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)
  • 1942-08-23 Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
  • 1983-04-27 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

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