Actually walks were a very large problem for him in Japan, early in his career. he had 87 in 180ip, 95 in 167.67ip, 117 in 240.33ip, and 15 in 73.33ip. Then he adjusted. His last four years in japan he 63 in 194ip, 42 in 146ip, 49in 215ip, and 34 in 186.33. In those last four years, his era fell under 3. In the previous three his era was not lower than 3.60.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.