“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.
During the offseason I am a junior high special education teacher. I have been happily married for almost nine years now and have two boys (a 3-year-old catcher and a 5-month-old future pitcher). Among my other interests are theology, politics, Golden Gopher wrestling, and a relentless pursuit of spicier chili – two of which may pop up on this blog from time-to-time (I’ll leave the politics and religion discussions to other forums).
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