Monday, February 25, 2013
The family of the famed baseball pitcher and Walter Johnson High School namesake put several prized possessions up for auction Saturday.
The family of famed major league pitcher Walter Johnson placed several of the baseball great's personal items up for sale at an auction in New York Saturday, MLB.com reports. Johnson, who died in 1946, helped the Washington Senators win game 7 of the 1924 World Series, marking Washington's only World Series championship. An untorn ticket to the storied game was one of the items placed on the auction block, according to the report. It had been kept in a scrapbook by Johnson's wife. Bethesda's Walter Johnson High School takes its name from the sports legend, and Bethesda's summer collegiate baseball team "The Big Train" pays homage to Johnson's nickname. Johnson, who owned a farm in Montgomery County, became a county commissioner following …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
In honor of DC's first baseball postseason since 1933, we pay homage to a legend of the game.
The Washington Nationals today begin their postseason quest for DC’s first World Series championship since 1924, when Walter “The Big Train” Johnson was the ace of the Washington Senators pitching staff. The legendary right-hander is buried at the Rockville Cemetery on Baltimore Road.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Patriots survive second-half scare to defeat visiting Walter Johnson Wildcats, 48-44.
Chris Bohlen isn't going to be picky. At this point in the season, the sixth-year Wootton coach knows that the only thing that matters in playoff basketball is the final score, regardless of what it took to get there. So, despite the fact that his Patriots almost let an 18-point halftime lead slip away in a matter of minutes in the third quarter, all that Bohlen was concerned with after the game was that the Wootton Patriots managed to hold off the second-half surge by the visiting Walter Johnson Wildcats and escape with a 48-44 win in the opening round of the 4A West basketball playoffs. And Bohlen will take it. "It feels absolutely tremendous to get a first round playoff win," Bohlen said. "It means a lot to move on. We're at the point …
Monday, February 20, 2012
A look at how local high school teams did over the weekend.
Local high schools faced off Saturday for the regional swimming championships. Walter Johnson's boys team and Whitman's girls team won the title in the 4A/3A West region, according to The Gazette. Here's how the scores broke down: 198 These teams will move on the state championships next weekend at The University of Maryland. Bethesda-Chevy Chase's girls basketball team broke their 17-game losing streak Friday when they won against Kennedy High 48-46. Their last win was Dec. 16 in Rockville.