Coffeyville, Kansas: Walter Johnson Monument

Walter "Big Train" Johnson was born in Kansas in 1887 and grew up to be one of baseball's best players. His monument features an upright marble slab and a bronze portrait plaque.

Coffeyville Community College Baseball Field

801 Park Ave., Coffeyville, KS
Coffeyville Community College Baseball Field. East edge of town. From US-166 turn east onto E. 8th St. (no stoplight) and drive three blocks. You'll see the monument on the left, at the northeast corner of E. 8th St. and Park Ave.
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Walter Johnson Monument

Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson is a native of Kansas. A park is named in his honor. The monument is located at the baseball field that also bears his name, on the corner of East 8th and Park Avenue.

[Gan Nunnally, 07/07/2020]

The monument, dedicated on June 24, 1954, is a duplicate of one erected in 1946 at the now-gone Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC. That monument is now embedded in the back wall of a high school in Bethesda, Maryland.

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