Apr 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History

April 1, 2013 Bryce Harper’s two homers and Stephen Strasburg’s seven scoreless innings led the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The 20-year-old Harper was playing in his first season opener with the Nats’. The Nats’ left fielder came out of the dugout for a curtain call after …

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Apr 01

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 1 Senators Birthdays Three more birthday boys join the Senators ranks this April 1st. Once again, we find an example of a player who spent a short time with the Senators during a relatively long major league career and another who would add a footnote to his statistics by finishing out his major league …

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Mar 31

This Day in Washington Nationals History

March 31, 2008 – Nick Johnson hit an RBI double off of the Phillies’ Tom Gordon that gave the Nats’ a 7-6 over the Phillies. The Nats’ went onto score four more runs in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals (2-0) beat the Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) 11-6 in front of 44,553 spectators at Citizens …

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Mar 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

Bill Denehy and Gil Hodges

March 31 Senators Birthdays We end the month of March with 2 birthdays to report-another pitcher and we slip in an outfielder, both Senators Short Timers. William Frnacis Denehy B Mar. 31, 1946 Still Living Pitcher Bill Denehy first signed with the New York Mets before the start of the 1965 season. He’d make his …

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Mar 30

This Date in Washington Senators History

baldwin

March 30 Senators Birthdays Just 1 birthday to report today-unsurprisingly, another pitcher… David George Baldwin B Mar. 30, 1938 Still Living Originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in June of 1959, Dave Baldwin would pass through the organizations of the New York Mets and Houston Colt .45’s before being signed by the Washington Senators in …

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Mar 30

Nats’ debut in Nationals Park a memorable one

March 30, 2008 The Washington Nationals made their debut in the new Nationals Park a special one.  The Nationals 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves was the team’s first opening day victory since the team moved to Washington D.C. in 2005.  The young Nationals showed a lot of poise when they were able to keep …

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Mar 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

denny mclain

March 29 Senators Birthdays Yesterday we reported on 3 pitchers who were born on March 28th. Today we cover 4 more players, all pitchers, born on March 29th. Must be something about the early spring weather…. William John Dietrich B Mar. 29, 1910 D Jun. 20, 1978 Once again, here’s a fine example of a …

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Mar 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

Krakauskas

March 28 Senators Birthdays Joseph Victor Lawrence Krakauskas B Mar. 28, 1915 D Jul. 8, 1960 Montreal born Joe Krakauskas would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in early September of 1937. A pitcher, Krakauskas would appear in 5 games, compiling a 4-1 record with a 2.70 ERA. Krakauskas would return with …

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Mar 27

Johnny Holliday doing his Senators pre-game show on September 30, 1971

Listen to Johnny Holliday doing his Senators pre-game show on September 30, 1971.. I will be playing a recording of Senators “On Deck” pre-game show with Johnny Holliday. Before the final game at RFK stadium, a young Johnny Holliday talks to most of the Senators’ players to see how they feel about leaving Washington. I …

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Mar 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

Steve Sundra

March 27 Senators Birthdays John Wesley Gill B Mar. 27, 1905 D Dec. 26, 1984 Outfielder Johnny Gill would play for 3 teams over 6 seasons and only play in a grand total of 118 games. First coming to the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians in late August of 1927, Gill would appear in …

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