On July 22, 1923, At Cleveland’s Dunn Field, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators becomes the first pitcher to record 3,000 strikeouts in the major leagues. “The Big Train” strikes out five batters in defeating the Cleveland Indians, 3-1. Johnson fans the Tribe’s Stan Coveleski for number 3,000 and the Senator legend’s milestone will not be reached again until Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson accomplishes the feat in 1974.