Aug 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train reels off his 16th consecutive victory

August 23 1906 – The “Hitless Wonders”, the White Sox, earn their 19th straight victory, defeating Washington, 4-1, in D.C. Chicago’s 19 game win streak will be an AL record until it is duplicated by the Yankees in 1947. 1912 – The Big Train reels off his 16th consecutive victory, rolling past the Tigers in …

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Aug 23

Remembering 1924 – Senators win sixth game in a row

Washington Senators 2, Chicago White Sox 1                                 Game Played on Saturday, August 23, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium CHI A 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 6 2 WAS A 1 0 0 0 …

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Aug 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators crush Tigers 20-5

August 22 1905 – The Nationals will take a win anyway they can. At Detroit, umpire John Sheridan awards a forfeit win to the Nationals when Detroit refuses to begin play after an argument. Washington is leading in the 11th, 2-1, when Sheridan awards the forfeit. 1915 – Seeing their 9 game win streak fall …

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Aug 22

Remembering 1924 – The Senators are on the Yankees heels

            The Washington Senators did not play on this date. AL Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA New York Yankees 118 67 50 1 .573 – 614 535 Washington Senators 121 67 52 2 .563 1.0 566 467 Detroit Tigers 119 65 53 1 .551 2.5 …

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Aug 21

Gabby’s Monumental Catch

August 21, 1908 To settle a bet between two gentlemen, Washington Senators catcher Charles “Gabby” Street agreed to try to catch a baseball dropped from the Washington Monument, attempting to replicate the feat achieved by Chicago Colts catcher Pops Schriver on August 24, 1894. On the morning of August 21, 1908 Gabby set up a …

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Aug 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gabby Street’s famed Washington Monument catch

August 21 1908 – Today marks the 109th anniversary of Gabby Street‘s famed Washington Monument catch. Two Nats fans by the names of Preston Gibson and John Biddle make a $500 wager on whether a ball that is dropped from the top of the Washington Monument can be caught on the fly. Gibson and Biddle …

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Aug 21

Remembering 1924 – Senators win fifth game in a row

Washington Senators 2, Chicago White Sox 1                     Day Game Played on Thursday, August 21, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium CHI A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 1 5 2 WAS A 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x …

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Aug 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators back on top of the AL to stay

August 20 1912 – Walter Johnson and Jay Cashion give Washington fans plenty of cheer in a twinbill. In the opener, the Big Train sets the AL record with his 15th consecutive win, a 4-2 victory over Cleveland. Johnson is upstaged in the second game by Cashion, who fashions a 2-0, 6 inning, no-hitter. The …

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Aug 20

Remembering 1924 – No game for 2nd Place Senators

AL Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA New York Yankees 117 67 49 1 .578 – 608 527 Washington Senators 120 66 52 2 .559 2.0 564 466 Detroit Tigers 118 64 53 1 .547 3.5 624 584 St. Louis Browns 115 60 54 1 .526 6.0 564 553 Cleveland Indians …

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Aug 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators reclaim 2nd place

August 19 1907 – Washington pitcher Sam Lanford makes his ML debut a memorable one for all the wrong reasons. The righthander makes the start at Chicago and allows 4 runs, 2 walks, plunks 2 batsmen, tosses a wild pitch and balks-all in the 1st inning. Lanford pitches until the 3rd inning, during which he …

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