Jul 22

The Big Train Keeps on Rolling

July 22, 1923

Walter Johnson, the Washington Senators star pitcher, becomes the first pitcher in Major League BaseballWalter_Johnson

history to strikeout 3,000 batters. Walter “The Big Train” Johnson rolled right over the Cleveland Indians as the Senators beat the Indians 3–1. The victory was The Big Train’s ninth of the season and the Senators won the team’s third game in a row and improved their record to 37–49.

After the 1927 season Walter Johnson ended his career with 3,508 strikeouts, 705 more strikeouts than Cy Young who was second on the all time strikeout list at the time. Christy Mathewson ranked third at the time with 2,502 strikeouts.

Washington Senators 3, Cleveland Indians 1

Game Played on Sunday, July 22, 1923 (D) at Dunn Field

WAS A    1  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  7  0
CLE A    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  3
BATTING
Washington Senators          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Leibold cf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Bush 2b                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Goslin lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Rice rf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Ruel c                        3   0   2   0       0   0       8   0
Hargrave 3b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Peckinpaugh ss                2   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Evans 1b                      3   1   2   0       0   0       8   1
Johnson p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       28   3   7   1       1   2      27   9
BATTING - 
HR: Rice (3,7th inning off Coveleski 0 on).
SH: Bush (1); Johnson (6).
Team LOB: 1.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Peckinpaugh (7).
Cleveland Indians            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jamieson lf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Summa rf                      5   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Speaker cf                    3   0   2   0       2   0       0   0
J. Sewell ss                  4   0   1   1       1   0       3   5
Wambsganss 2b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       4   4
Lutzke 3b                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Brower 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      13   0
O'Neill c                     2   0   0   0       1   2       3   2
  Myatt c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Coveleski p                   3   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Gardner ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       4   5      27  17
FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Wambsganss-J. Sewell-Brower, J. Sewell-Wambsganss-Brower, Summa-Brower,
Coveleski-Wambsganss-Brower.
E: J. Sewell (38), Lutzke (18), O'Neill (9).
BATTING - 
2B: Summa (18); Wambsganss (15); Brower 2 (13).
SH: Lutzke (9).
Team LOB: 12.
PITCHING
Washington Senators          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Johnson W(9-8)                9     8   1   1   4   5   0  40
Cleveland Indians            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Coveleski L(12-10)            8     7   3   1   1   1   1  28
Edwards                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   3   1   1   2   1  31
Umpires: HP - George Hildebrand, 1B - Brick Owens
Time of Game: 1:40