Today in Tribe History: November 6, 1887
Bob Toth | On 06, Nov 2014
Future Cleveland Indians manager and Washington Senators Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson is born in Kansas.
Known best for his 21-year career with the Senators from 1907 to 1927, one in which he routinely led the league in a variety of pitching statistics including consecutive 30-win seasons in 1912 and 1913, the two-time American League MVP jumped into coaching in 1929 with Washington. In four seasons there, he posted a 350-264 record.
In 1933, he became the third manager of the season for the Indians, finishing with a 48-51 record in his 99 games. He led the club to a third place 85-69 record in 1934, but was let go after starting the 1935 season 46-48 with a disgruntled group of players on his fifth place club.
He was one of the five players elected in the first class to enter the Hall of Fame the next season.