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Washington Nationals Begin Playoff Journey Sunday

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.

Mark Gross October 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
W.J., civic-minded Bethesdan, was the first ball player to have a high school named after him.
Marty Chase October 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
"Can't believe they're saving Strasburg for the spring training opener next year," the Big Train said in an exclusive interview.
Mark Gross October 08, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Leave the roster decisions to Rizzo. Walter Johnson was never a successful big league manager. Now Davey Johnson, on the other hand, his long lost cousin......

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