Friday, May 14, 2010

Walter Perry Johnson The Big Train

Walter Perry Johnson The Big TrainTitle: Walter Johnson, Washington Americans. Creator: Thompson, Paul photographer. Date Created/Published: c1911 Mar. 1. Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver.

Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887–December 10, 1946), nicknamed "The Big Train," was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball between 1907 and 1927.

As a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals/Senators, Walter Johnson won 417 games, the second most by any pitcher in history (after Cy Young, who won 511). He and Young are the only pitchers to have won 400 games.
Summary: Photograph shows Walter Johnson, pitcher for the Washington Nationals, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-18320 (digital file from original print)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: BIOG FILE - Johnson, Walter Perry, 1887-1946 [item] [P&P] Other Number: J152666. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Notes: J152666 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Handwritten on verso: Walter Johnson, Washington Americans. Additional photographs by Paul Thompson of baseball players are filed in LOT 13830.

Subjects: Johnson, Walter Perry,--1887-1946. Washington Nationals (Baseball team)--People--1910-1920. Baseball players--1910-1920.

Format: Gelatin silver prints--1910-1920. Portrait photographs--1910-1920.

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