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Walter Johnson

(Photo by Wally Gobetz ©)

Subject(s): Walter Johnson
Sport: Baseball

Location: Washington Nationals, Nationals Park, Washington DC (Originally sited outside Center Field Gate. Moved to Home Plate Gate in 2015)
Unveiled: 12/4/2009
Sculptor: Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: WALTER PERRY JOHNSON. "THE BIG TRAIN". Walter Johnson might have been the fastest pitcher in baseball history. With his sweeping sidearm delivery, the "Big Train" led the league in strikeouts 12 times during a 21 year career with the Washington Nationals from 1907 to 1927. Johnson won 417 games, including 10 straight seasons of 20 or more, and his 110 shutouts remains the major league record to this day. He led Washington to their World Championship of 1924. In 1936, Walter Johnson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Walter Perry Johnson ©2009, Omri Amrany, Sculptor. Commissioned and owned by the DC Creates Public Art Program, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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(Photo by Wally Gobetz ©)

(Photo by Wally Gobetz ©)

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