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Walter Johnson

Walter Perry Johnson (Barney or The Big Train)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: November 6, 1887 in Humboldt, KS
High School: Fullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Washington Senators in 1907. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1907 (Age 19.269)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Team: Senators 1907-1927

Final Game: September 30, 1927 (Age 39.328)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (189/226 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Walter Johnson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: December 10, 1946 in Washington, DC
Buried: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, MD
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1907 WSH AL 19 P 14 110.1 28 5 20 3 1 .893 2.04 1.79 .946 3.28 3.25
1908 WSH AL 20 P 36 256.1 64 4 56 4 3 .938 2.11 1.67 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 WSH AL 21 P 40 296.1 95 15 73 7 2 .926 2.67 2.20 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 WSH AL 22 P 45 370.0 119 23 90 6 3 .950 2.75 2.51 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 WSH AL 23 P 40 322.1 113 14 95 4 8 .965 3.04 2.73 .938 2.88 2.85 MVP-5
1912 WSH AL 24 P 50 369.0 112 15 93 4 4 .964 2.63 2.16 .940 2.96 2.90 MVP-3
1913 WSH AL 25 P 48 346.0 103 21 82 0 7 1.000 2.68 2.15 .938 3.01 2.98 MVP-1
1913 WSH AL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 2.00 0-1-0 MVP-1
1914 WSH AL 26 P 51 40 33 371.2 137 30 102 5 6 .964 3.20 2.59 .936 2.96 2.93
1914 WSH AL 26 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1914 WSH AL 26 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1915 WSH AL 27 P 47 39 35 336.2 123 22 95 6 7 .951 3.13 2.49 .937 3.01 3.00
1915 WSH AL 27 OF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .960 2.05
1915 WSH AL 27 RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.60
1915 WSH AL 27 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1916 WSH AL 28 P 48 38 36 369.2 95 17 72 6 2 .937 2.17 1.85 .945 2.95 2.96
1917 WSH AL 29 P 47 34 30 326.0 98 16 82 0 2 1.000 2.71 2.09 .947 3.04 3.05
1918 WSH AL 30 P 39 29 29 326.0 86 15 70 1 5 .988 2.35 2.18 .952 2.82 2.84
1918 WSH AL 30 CF 4 2 2 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.00 .967 2.62
1918 WSH AL 30 OF 4 2 2 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.00 .962 2.25
1919 WSH AL 31 P 39 29 27 290.1 86 16 69 1 6 .988 2.63 2.18 .948 2.84 2.83
1919 WSH AL 31 OF 3 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .959 2.27
1919 WSH AL 31 CF 2 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 .961 2.65
1919 WSH AL 31 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90
1920 WSH AL 32 P 21 15 12 143.2 34 5 28 1 0 .971 2.07 1.57 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 WSH AL 33 P 35 32 25 264.0 56 4 51 1 2 .982 1.88 1.57 .956 2.70 2.68
1922 WSH AL 34 P 41 31 23 280.0 80 11 69 0 2 1.000 2.57 1.95 .963 2.60 2.59 MVP-17
1923 WSH AL 35 P 42 34 18 261.0 66 13 51 2 7 .970 2.21 1.52 .959 2.72 2.70 MVP-20
1924 WSH AL 36 P 38 38 20 277.2 62 9 53 0 2 1.000 2.01 1.63 .959 2.53 2.49 MVP-1
1925 WSH AL 37 P 30 29 16 229.0 42 5 37 0 2 1.000 1.65 1.40 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 WSH AL 38 P 33 33 22 260.2 50 11 38 1 1 .980 1.69 1.48 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 WSH AL 39 P 18 15 7 107.2 30 5 25 0 3 1.000 2.51 1.67 .959 2.62 2.59
21 Seasons P 802 436 333 5914.1 1679 276 1351 52 75 .969 2.48 2.03 .946 2.90 2.88
5 Seasons OF 13 5 4 18 16 1 1 0 .944 1.31 .960 2.15 2-7-4
2 Seasons (incomplete) CF 6 4 3 16 14 1 1 0 .938 2.50 .964 2.63
2 Seasons RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .960 1.67
2 Seasons LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
21 Seasons TOT 815 441 337 5914.1 1697 292 1352 53 75 .969 2.48 2.02 .946 2.90 2.87 2-7-4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1907 WSH AL 19 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 WSH AL 20 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 WSH AL 21 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 WSH AL 22 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 WSH AL 23 42 42 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 WSH AL 24 55 55 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 WSH AL 25 55 55 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1914 WSH AL 26 55 55 51 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1915 WSH AL 27 64 64 47 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0
1916 WSH AL 28 59 38 59 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1917 WSH AL 29 57 34 57 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1918 WSH AL 30 65 31 65 42 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 26 0
1919 WSH AL 31 56 31 56 42 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 14 0
1920 WSH AL 32 33 15 33 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1921 WSH AL 33 39 32 39 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1922 WSH AL 34 43 31 43 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1923 WSH AL 35 42 34 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 WSH AL 36 39 38 39 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1925 WSH AL 37 36 29 36 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1926 WSH AL 38 35 33 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1927 WSH AL 39 26 15 26 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
21 Seasons 936 361 936 437 802 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4 13 0 96 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (83.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1936 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (5, 30%)
1912 AL (3, 44%)
1913 AL (1, 84%)
1922 AL (17, 8%)
1923 AL (20, 2%)
1924 AL (1, 86%)
2 MVPs
2.54 Career Shares (52nd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1909 AL  40 (5th)
1910 AL  45 (1st)
1911 AL  40 (5th)
1912 AL  50 (2nd)
1913 AL  48 (2nd)
1914 AL  51 (1st)
1915 AL  47 (5th)
1916 AL  48 (5th)
1917 AL  47 (5th)
Career  802 (45th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1909 AL  15 (4th)
1910 AL  23 (2nd)
1912 AL  15 (4th)
1913 AL  21 (1st)
1914 AL  30 (1st)
1915 AL  22 (1st)
1918 AL  15 (5th)
1919 AL  16 (5th)
Career  276 (26th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1911 AL  95 (2nd)
1912 AL  93 (4th)
1914 AL  102 (5th)
1915 AL  95 (4th)
Career  1,351 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1916 AL  6 (3rd)
Career  52 (98th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1911 AL  2.73 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1913 AL  1.000 (1st)
1917 AL  1.000 (1st)
1918 AL  .988 (3rd)
1919 AL  .988 (2nd)
1922 AL  1.000 (1st)
1924 AL  1.000 (1st)
1925 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .969 (98th)

Oldest s c a p y
1924 AL  born 1887-11-06 (8th)
1925 AL  born 1887-11-06 (10th)
1926 AL  born 1887-11-06 (6th)
1927 AL  born 1887-11-06 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1907 AL  born 1887-11-06 (4th)
1908 AL  born 1887-11-06 (9th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Barney The Walter Big Train The Perry Walter Big Barney jonson johson Johnson jhonson jonhson

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