Johnson came into the game with the Senators actually, 6-4 to face Ty Cobb with the bases loaded. Cobb unloaded a bases-clearing triple vs Johnson and will score an unearned run off the big train. Trailing 8-6, Johnson will aid his teams to come back by collecting 2 hits and an RBI that tied the game at 8. After Cobb scored, the big train will shut out the Tigers over the final 3 frames to pick up his 300th career victory when Joe Judge hits a bases-loaded bounding ball off Hooks Dauss the Tiger’s 3rd pitcher of the day giving the Senators a walk-off 9-8 victory, and improve his record to 3-3 on the young season.
Walter Johnson rescues Senators and wins his 300th career game in 9-8 Slugfest
On May 14, 1920, future Hall of Famer Walter Johnson wins his 300th career game – albeit in less than spectacular fashion. The Washington Senators’ ace emerges as the winner in a 9-8 slugfest against the Detroit Tigers.