#15 – Walter Johnson
Walter Johnson trained in Hot Springs over many seasons. Generally regarded as the greatest pitcher in baseball history, he could also swing the bat. In 1911 at Whittington Park, “the Big Train” hit three long home runs in just three days. On February 27, 1925, Johnson, known as one of the game’s finest gentlemen, made a civic appearance here at Hot Springs High School with his friend Babe Ruth.