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Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 03:37

Washington NationalsThe Washington Nationals will honor the 100th anniversary of former Washington Senator Walter Johnson’s Major League Debut tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05pm.

One of the first five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, with a career record of 417-279 and a 2.17 ERA (1424 ER/5914.7 IP), Walter "Big Train" Johnson pitched for the Washington Senators from 1907-1927 and then served as the club’s manager from 1929-1932.

The Nationals will host a pre-game ceremony for Walter Johnson, unveiling a placard in his honor that will be displayed at the new Nationals Park in 2008. A video tribute will also be shown highlighting his career achievements. Hank Thomas, Johnson’s grandson, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Additionally, the team will begin a countdown of the remaining baseball games at RFK Memorial Stadium with a banner in left field. Washington Nationals players will wear Washington Senators hats from 1927, Johnson’s last season as a Major League Pitcher. The game-worn caps will be autographed and auctioned off to benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation at a later date.

 
 
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