“This boy throws so fast you can’t see ‘em and he knows where he is throwing, because if he didn’t there would be dead bodies all over Idaho.”-Joe Cantillion, on Walter Johnson
Coffeyville Whirlwind is one of the many nicknames coined by newspaper writers to describe Walter Johnson.
Johnson played for the Washington Senators from 1907-1927 and was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history.
CW is dedicated to covering the franchise that Walter Johnson called his own for 20 years. The Senators, now known as the Minnesota Twins, are a team with a rich, but often forgotten history.
About the Author:
I have followed baseball all my life. It started as an interest in the Houston Astros, the team closest to my home from ages 0-3. It took a short time after a family move to Minnesota to become a Twins fan. Thanks in part to the team’s knothole promotion, I grew up with Puckett, Hrbek, Viola, and Gaetti and count the 1987 and 1991 World Series among the greatest moments of my childhood.
In addition to writing here, I did some writing for twinscards.com, the now historical Gameday program, and contributed biographies of Jim Eisenreich and Jerry Terrell to the book Minnesotans in Baseball, edited by Stew Thornley.
A bit more about my hiatus and return to blogging here.
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