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10/12/1946 Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson dies

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Walter Johnson & The World Series: A Documentary

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Walter "Big Train" Johnson - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies

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Aug. 7, 1907, Walter Johnson wins first of 417

Walter Perry Johnson, nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Washington Senators. In 1946, he died of a brain tumor in Washington, D.C., five weeks after his 59th birthday, and was interred at Rockville Union Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.
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