1. Walter Johnson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 6, 1887 in Humboldt, KS USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 02, 1907
  • Final Game: September 30, 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1911
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1911
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Most Valuable Player - 1913
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Most Valuable Player - 1924
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • TSN All-Star - 1925
  • MVP - 1911
  • MVP - 1912
  • MVP - 1913
  • MVP - 1922
  • MVP - 1923
  • MVP - 1924
 
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“The Big Train”, Walter Johnson is not just the greatest Pitcher in Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins history.  He has a case as the greatest Pitcher of all time.

Johnson only played for the Washington Senators and his accomplishments are earth shattering:

2 MVP Awards, 417 Wins, 6 Seasons with the most Wins, 5 ERA Titles, 12 Strikeouts Titles, 9 FIP Titles, 5 WHIP Titles. 1 World Series Title. We could actually go on for pages but for the sake of brevity, the case will be made in only five paragraphs.

Walter Johnson was correctly a member of the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame Class and he was known for his sportsmanship as well as his incredible skill.

It could be centuries before someone, if anyone knocks Johnson off of this list, or only if the Senators history somehow reverts to the Washington Nationals.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1907 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1927 Season.
  • Games Played: 802
  • Notable Statistics: 417 Wins
    279 Losses
    2.17 ERA
    666 Games Started
    531 Complete Games
    110 Shutouts
    127 Games Finished
    34 Saves
    5914.1 Innings Pitched
    3,509 Strikeouts
    2.42 FIP
    1.062 WHIP
    2.57 WHIP
    164.5 bWAR

    6 Playoff Games
    3 Wins
    3 Losses
    2.52 ERA
    50 Innings Pitched
    35 Strikeouts
    1.42 WHIP
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1924)
    MVP (1913 & 1924)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918 & 1919)
    Lowest ERA (1912, 1913, 1918, 1919 & 1924)
    Most Wins (1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918 & 1924)
    Highest Win-Loss Percentage (1913 & 1924)
    Lowest WHIP (1912, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1919 & 1924)
    Lowest H/9 (1912, 1913, 1919 & 1924)
    Lowest BB/9 (1913 & 1915)
    Highest SO/9 (1910, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1921 & 1924)
    Most Games Pitched (1910 & 1914)
    Most Innings Pitched (1910, 1913, 1914, 1915 & 1916)
    Most Strikeouts (1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1923 & 1924)
    Most Complete Games (1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915 & 1916)
    Most Shutouts (1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1918, 1919 & 1924)
    Highest ERA+ (1912, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1919 & 1924)
    Lowest FIP (1910, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924 & 1925)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1919)
    Highest Championship Win Proability Added (1925)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1913, 1914 & 1915)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1913, 1917, 1922, 1924 & 1925)
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