We don't always remember our high school was named after one of the greatest athletes in history. Walter Johnson played Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators for 21 years, from 1907 to 1927. Known as "The Big Train", he established many pitching records, some of which still stand today.
The Big Train's profession certainly had an impact on our high school experience -- our yearbook was called The Windup and our newspaper was called The Pitch. Of course, both names are baseball terms.
To learn more about Walter Johnson, the man, you can:
- Click here to visit Walter Johnson's page on the National Baseball Hall of Fame website
- Click here to visit Walter Johnson's page on Wikipedia.