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.Often thought of as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Johnson established several pitching 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 898,508 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Walter Johnson is the 20th most popular baseball player, the 6,548th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,838th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Walter Johnson ranks 20 out of 70Before him are Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Roger Maris. After him are Satchel Paige, Stan Musial, Randy Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, Frank Robinson, and Reggie Jackson.

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Among people born in 1887, Walter Johnson ranks 188Before him are Carl Blegen, Edith Sitwell, Govind Ballabh Pant, Adriaan Fokker, Jacob L. Devers, and Albert Gutterson. After him are Albert Paris Gütersloh, Benjamin Glazer, Nils Middelboe, Hedwig Kohn, L. S. Lowry, and Giorgio Zampori. Among people deceased in 1946, Walter Johnson ranks 164Before him are Bill Johnston, Eugene Lanceray, Mae Busch, Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede, Frank Hadow, and Cornelius Johnson. After him are Ferdinand Boberg, Granville Bantock, Edgar Syers, Arthur Dove, Paul Nash, and Mary Alden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Johnson ranks 6,548 out of 15,968Before him are Alice Pike Barney (1857), Albert Gutterson (1887), Edward Gibson (1936), Neal Stephenson (1959), Aaron Sorkin (1961), and William Perry (1927). After him are Roger Penske (1937), Edwin Booth (1833), Gary Locke (1950), Jeffrey Eugenides (1960), Nancy Wilson (1937), and Robert John Burke (1960).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Walter Johnson ranks 17Before him are Willie Mays (1931), Sandy Koufax (1935), Nolan Ryan (1947), Alex Rodriguez (1975), Barry Bonds (1964), and Roger Maris (1934). After him are Satchel Paige (1906), Stan Musial (1920), Randy Johnson (1963), Rogers Hornsby (1896), Frank Robinson (1935), and Reggie Jackson (1946).