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Walter "Big Train" Johnson

Walter Johnson

Nicknamed "Big Train" for his sizzling fastball--which may have topped 100 mph in his prime--Walter Johnson spent his 21-year career (1907-1927) with Washington, racking up 417 wins and posting a lifetime 2.17 ERA. Johnson's deceptively fluid sidearm throwing motion slid off his lanky six-foot-one frame as speeds that dazzled batters. Said one impressed batter: "You can't hit what you can't see."