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Full Name: Walter Perry Johnson Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/200 First Game: August 2, 1907
Birthdate: November 6, 1887 Final Game: September 30, 1927
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas MLB Experience: 21 years
Died: December 10, 1946
Deathplace: Washington, D.C.
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936


Biography

Born on November 6, 1887 in Humboldt, Kansas, Walter Johnson (Walter Perry Johnson) played for the Washington Senators for his entire 21 year career. Johnson broke into the bigs on August 2, 1907 with the Washington Senators, and put up a 1.88 ERA in 110.1 innings pitched in 1907, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Walter Johnson's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1913, when he posted a 1.14 ERA, won 36 games and struck out 243 batters. However, others believe that it was 1912, when he posted a 1.39 ERA, won 33 games and struck out 303 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1907 WAS A 14 12 5 9 1.88 71 35 23 11 2 0 110.1 100 1 20 0 4 2
1908 WAS A 36 30 14 14 1.65 160 75 47 23 6 1 256.1 194 0 53 0 13 11
1909 WAS A 40 36 13 25 2.22 164 112 73 27 4 1 296.1 247 1 84 0 12 15
1910 WAS A 45 42 25 17 1.36 313 92 56 38 8 1 370 262 1 76 0 21 13
1911 WAS A 40 37 25 13 1.90 207 119 68 36 6 1 322.1 292 8 70 0 17 8
1912 WAS A 50 37 33 12 1.39 303 89 57 34 7 2 369 259 2 76 0 11 16
1913 WAS A 48 36 36 7 1.14 243 56 44 29 11 2 346 232 9 38 0 3 9
1914 WAS A 51 40 28 18 1.72 225 88 71 33 9 1 371.2 287 3 74 0 14 11
1915 WAS A 47 39 27 13 1.55 203 83 58 35 7 4 336.2 258 1 56 0 7 19
1916 WAS A 48 38 25 20 1.90 228 105 78 36 3 1 369.2 290 0 82 0 9 9
1917 WAS A 47 34 23 16 2.21 188 105 80 30 8 3 326 248 3 68 0 7 12
1918 WAS A 39 29 23 13 1.27 162 71 46 29 8 3 326 241 2 70 0 8 8
1919 WAS A 39 29 20 14 1.49 147 73 48 27 7 2 290.1 235 0 51 0 4 7
1920 WAS A 21 15 8 10 3.13 78 68 50 12 4 3 143.2 135 5 27 0 5 5
1921 WAS A 35 32 17 14 3.51 143 122 103 25 1 1 264 265 7 92 0 7 2
1922 WAS A 41 31 15 16 2.99 105 115 93 23 4 4 280 283 8 99 0 3 7
1923 WAS A 42 34 17 12 3.48 130 112 101 18 3 4 261.1 263 9 73 0 2 20
1924 WAS A 38 38 23 7 2.72 158 97 84 20 6 0 277.2 233 10 77 0 4 10
1925 WAS A 30 29 20 7 3.07 108 95 78 16 3 0 229 217 7 78 0 1 7
1926 WAS A 33 33 15 16 3.63 125 120 105 22 2 0 260.2 259 13 73 0 2 5
1927 WAS A 18 15 5 6 5.10 48 70 61 7 1 0 107.2 113 7 26 0 1 7
Total 802 666 417 279 2.17 3509 1902 1424 531 110 34 5914.2 4913 97 1363 0 155 203

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1907 WAS A P 14 0 0 5 20 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .893
1908 WAS A P 36 0 0 4 56 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1909 WAS A P 40 0 0 15 73 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1910 WAS A P 45 0 0 23 90 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1911 WAS A P 40 0 0 14 95 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1912 WAS A P 50 0 0 15 93 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1913 WAS A OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1913 WAS A P 48 0 0 21 82 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 WAS A P 51 0 0 30 102 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1914 WAS A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1915 WAS A P 47 0 0 22 95 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1915 WAS A OF 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1916 WAS A P 48 0 0 17 72 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .937
1917 WAS A P 47 0 0 16 82 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1918 WAS A P 39 0 0 15 70 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1918 WAS A OF 4 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1919 WAS A P 39 0 0 16 69 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1919 WAS A OF 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1920 WAS A OF 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1920 WAS A P 21 0 0 5 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1921 WAS A P 35 0 0 4 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1922 WAS A P 41 0 0 11 69 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1923 WAS A P 42 0 0 13 51 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1924 WAS A P 38 0 0 9 53 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1925 WAS A P 30 0 0 5 37 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1926 WAS A P 33 0 0 11 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1927 WAS A P 18 0 0 5 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 802 0 0 276 1351 52 72 0 0 0 0 0 .969
Total OF 15 0 0 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .864

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1907 WAS A 14 36 3 4 0 1 .111 .135 .167 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 WAS A 36 79 7 13 0 5 .165 .250 .253 3 2 6 0 3 5 0 0 0
1909 WAS A 40 101 6 13 1 6 .129 .137 .188 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
1910 WAS A 45 137 14 24 2 12 .175 .199 .277 6 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0
1911 WAS A 42 128 18 30 1 15 .234 .234 .344 5 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
1912 WAS A 55 144 16 38 2 20 .264 .298 .403 6 4 7 0 0 6 2 0 0
1913 WAS A 54 134 12 35 2 14 .261 .293 .433 5 6 5 14 1 1 2 0 0
1914 WAS A 55 136 23 30 3 16 .221 .274 .331 4 1 10 27 0 5 2 0 0
1915 WAS A 64 147 14 34 2 17 .231 .276 .374 7 4 8 34 1 5 0 0 0
1916 WAS A 58 142 13 32 1 7 .225 .286 .317 2 4 11 28 1 4 0 0 0
1917 WAS A 57 130 15 33 0 15 .254 .312 .362 12 1 9 30 2 2 1 0 0
1918 WAS A 65 150 10 40 1 18 .267 .321 .367 4 4 9 18 3 4 2 0 0
1919 WAS A 56 125 13 24 1 8 .192 .263 .272 1 3 12 17 0 4 1 0 0
1920 WAS A 33 64 6 17 1 7 .266 .299 .422 1 3 3 10 0 2 0 0 0
1921 WAS A 38 111 10 30 0 10 .270 .308 .333 7 0 6 14 0 2 0 0 0
1922 WAS A 43 108 8 22 1 15 .204 .218 .259 3 0 2 12 0 2 0 0 0
1923 WAS A 42 93 11 18 0 13 .194 .227 .290 3 3 4 15 0 6 0 0 0
1924 WAS A 39 113 18 32 1 14 .283 .308 .389 9 0 3 11 1 2 0 0 0
1925 WAS A 36 97 12 42 2 20 .433 .455 .577 6 1 3 6 1 6 0 0 0
1926 WAS A 35 103 6 20 1 12 .194 .217 .272 5 0 3 11 0 3 0 0 0
1927 WAS A 26 46 6 16 2 10 .348 .388 .522 2 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0
Total 933 2324 241 547 24 255 .235 .274 .342 94 41 110 251 13 70 13 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Washington Senators (July, 1907).

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