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Exploring Walter Johnson's Post-Baseball Life Through Hunting Dogs
Dive into the post-baseball life of Washington hero and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Walter Johnson, through his involvement with hunting dogs. Learn where his 130-acre farm near Germantown was located and more!
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Discovering a Rare Photo of Walter Johnson and Gabby Street at the Detroit Public Library
Discover a rare photo of Walter Johnson and Gabby Street at the Detroit Public Library. Read the story behind it and listen to a 1939 radio broadcast of Walter Johnson calling a game. Source: Detroit Public Library.
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Walter Johnson's 18-Inning Performance: A Look Back at May 15th, 1918
On May 15th, 1918, Walter Johnson delivered an unforgettable performance as he pitched 18 innings in one game and won against the defending World Series Champion Chicago White Sox. Read to learn more about this incredible game and how it happened!
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Celebrating the 89th Anniversary of the Washington Senators Opening Game at Griffith Stadium
Celebrate the 89th anniversary of the Washington Senators opening game at Griffith Stadium against the New York Yankees. Read more about the game, Walter Johnson, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth's 1925 season!
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Hear the Voice of Walter Johnson, The Greatest Pitcher of All Time
Thanks to the magic of the Internet Archive, we were able to uncover an audio recording of Walter Johnson, the greatest pitcher of all time. Hear his voice from 1939 and learn about the game's box score from The Washington Post.
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Walter Johnson Becomes 'Chief Heavy Breast': A Photo From Griffith Stadium
In light of the ongoing debate about the Redskins, this is either very apropos or very inappropriate. See the photo of Walter Johnson with Blackfeet Indians at Griffith Stadium sent in by GoDCers Ben.
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Uncovering the Johnson Family of Humbolt, Kansas: The Early Life of Baseball Legend Walter Johnson
Uncovering the Johnson Family of Humbolt, Kansas: We dug up a rare U.S. Census record from 1900 showing the family of 12-year-old Walter Johnson, who would eventually become one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. See the full page here!
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Remembering Hazel Johnson (née Hazel Lee Roberts): The Tragic Death of Washington Great Walter Johnson's Wife
Remembering Hazel Johnson (née Hazel Lee Roberts): The tragic death of Washington great Walter Johnson's wife on August 1st, 1930 took its toll on the entire nation. Read about the day Walter and Hazel were married and the Baltimore Sun article about her death.
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Jordan Zimmermann’s Spectacular Performance Pales in Comparison to Walter Johnson’s Scoreless Streak in 1913
Jordan Zimmermann’s stunning 1-0 one-hit victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday night was an impressive feat, but it pales in comparison to Walter Johnson’s remarkable streak of 55 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run in 1913.
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A Special Gift to the Big Train: Six Baseballs Autographed by Six Presidents
Walter Johnson's special gift to the National Baseball Museum at Cooperstown, New York was six baseballs autographed by six presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. With the exception of those autographed by Roosevelt and Hoover, the balls were thrown out at opening games during Johnson's tenure as star pitcher for the...
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Celebrating 100 Years Since the Women's Suffrage Parade: Walter Johnson's Support for Women's Right to Vote
Celebrate 100 years since the women's suffrage parade in Washington with an apropos article about Walter Johnson's support for women's right to vote. Learn more about his and his wife Hazel's marriage in Columbia Heights.
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Walter Johnson: The Patron Saint of Washington, DC Baseball & the Washington Nationals 2013 Season
As the Washington Nationals prepare for the 2013 season, learn about the patron saint of Washington, D.C. baseball, Walter Johnson. Get a glimpse of his baseball cards from 1909 with GhostsofDC.org!
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Three Things That Happened at Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral at twilight Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So much so, that the repairs are going to cost millions of dollars and keep it under scaffolding for several years. If you love this building like we do, consider donating a few bucks to help restore this national treasure....
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The Washington Nationals, Walter Johnson, and the Art of Teamwork in Baseball
Enjoy a guest post from Rick that takes a look at the Washington Nationals, Walter Johnson, and the importance of teamwork in baseball. Read on to learn more about the Big Train and the importance of having a strong team to achieve success.
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May 28th, 1941: The First Night Game at Griffith Stadium
On May 28th, 1941, Griffith Stadium hosted its first night game under the newly installed lights. Walter Johnson was special guest, Joe DiMaggio had a 12-game hitting streak, and the Senators were stumbling. Read about the historic night in Washington baseball history.
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The Big Train's Nuptials: The Low-Key Wedding of Walter Johnson in Columbia Heights
Take a look back at Walter Johnson's low-key wedding in Columbia Heights in 1914, one of the best story tips we've received thus far. Learn more about the wedding, read the original newspaper article, and see the historical Baist maps of the area.
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A Look Back at Walter Johnson's Debut in Washington with the Nationals
105 years ago, Walter Johnson made his debut with the Nationals in Washington and went on to become one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League history. Learn about his journey from Idaho to Washington and his first game with the Senators.
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Celebrating Baseball in Washington: An Archival Video
Celebrate baseball in Washington with this archival video featuring footage and photos from the early years of the Washington Senators. Get out and support our hometown team!
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Celebrating the New Year with Lou Gehrig in 1929
Celebrating the New Year in 1929, Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse himself, was in Washington, DC to ring in the New Year. Read about his famous farewell speech and his stay at the Occidental Hotel.
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Celebrating Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators' 1924 World Series Win
Celebrate Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators' 1924 World Series win with us! Read about the Willard Hotel celebration, the World Series games, and the 1924 World Series program.
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