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Walter Johnson

1887 - 1946

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Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "the Big Train", was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 21-year baseball career in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927. He later served as manager of the Senators from 1929 through 1932 and of the Cleveland Indians from 1933 through 1935.Generally regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Johnson established several records, some of which remain unbroken nine decades after he retired from baseball. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Johnson has received more than 1,310,696 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Johnson is the 21st most popular baseball player (down from 20th in 2019), the 6,696th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,544th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Walter Johnson ranks 21 out of 74Before him are Barry Bonds, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Sandy Koufax, Reggie Jackson, and Roger Maris. After him are Randy Johnson, Satchel Paige, Stan Musial, Roger Clemens, Frank Robinson, and Rogers Hornsby.

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Among people born in 1887, Walter Johnson ranks 196Before him are Alfonso Calzolari, René Maran, Amadeo García, Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Rudolph Lewis, and Edith Sitwell. After him are Carl Blegen, Rudolph Schindler, Teodor Koskenniemi, Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Charles Reisner, and Al Ernest Garcia. Among people deceased in 1946, Walter Johnson ranks 176Before him are Antti Hackzell, Federigo Enriques, Hendrik Adamson, Frank Hadow, Sándor Simonyi-Semadam, and Blanche Bingley. After him are Bill Johnston, Cornelius Johnson, William S. Hart, Joseph Stella, Ferdinand Boberg, and Henry Lehrman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Johnson ranks 6,696 out of 18,182Before him are Charles F. Hockett (1916), Jeffrey C. Alexander (1947), Adele Goldberg (1945), Regis Philbin (1931), William Wilson Morgan (1906), and Neal Hefti (1922). After him are Tim Daly (1956), Allen Garfield (1939), Lola Albright (1924), Carl Blegen (1887), Hilary Duff (1987), and Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (1933).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Walter Johnson ranks 18Before him are Barry Bonds (1964), Nolan Ryan (1947), Alex Rodriguez (1975), Sandy Koufax (1935), Reggie Jackson (1946), and Roger Maris (1934). After him are Randy Johnson (1963), Satchel Paige (1906), Stan Musial (1920), Roger Clemens (1962), Frank Robinson (1935), and Rogers Hornsby (1896).