Walter Johnson Memorabilia Auctioned in New York

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 his baseball career and is buried in Rockville.

Other items auctioned included a copy of Johnson's plaque from his Hall of Fame induction and a "Notice to Player of Release or Transfer" document, signed by the Senators owner following Johnson's final season in 1927.

Read the full report at MLB.com.


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