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Patrick Corbin/Walter Johnson Shine 95 Years Apart

November 7, 2019

There was some history repeating itself, as the Nationals gave Washington D.C. its first baseball crown in 95 years.

Patrick Corbin, who lost game 4 at home as a starting pitcher, in the recently completed, unprecedented, all road team victories, World Series, notched the game 7 win in relief, hurling 3 scoreless frames.

This echoes the great Walter Johnson, doing similar in 1924, when last before ’19, a D.C. baseball team “titled.”

The “Big Train,” as Johnson was known, lost 2 games as a starter in that series (in game 1, he fanned 12 batters pitching all 12 innings but lost).

However, in game 7, he pitched 4 scoreless innings (9-12) with the game tied and got the win when his Washington Senators won (4-3) in 12 innings, reversing the game 1 loss to win the crown.

 

Walter Johnson 1924.jpg

The great Walter Johnson, pictured above.

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