Johnson, Walter (Perry)

Johnson, Walter (Perry)
born Nov. 6, 1887, Humboldt, Kan., U.S.
died Dec. 10, 1946, Washington, D.C.

U.S. baseball pitcher.

Johnson had perhaps the greatest fastball in the history of the game. A right-handed thrower with a sidearm delivery who batted right as well, Johnson pitched for the Washington Senators of the American League from 1907 through 1927. He holds the all-time record for most shutouts (110), ranks second to Cy Young in wins (416), and established the record for his time for most strikeouts (3,508; broken in 1983). After his playing career, he became a manager with the Senators and later with the Cleveland Indians.

Walter Johnson.

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