May 06

This Date in Washington Senators History

Darold Knowles

May 6 1967 – Behind 9th inning solo homers by Bob Chance and Paul Casanova, the Senators win their 3rd straight by shutting out the Angels 2-0 in Anaheim. Darold Knowles picks up the victory with 6 solid innings of relief, scattering 2 hits and striking out 6. Senators Birthdays Patrick Henry (Pat) Duff B …

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May 05

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 5 1904 – After losing their first 13 games of the season, Washington finally picks up its first win by defeating the NY Highlanders 9-4 at Hilltop Park. 3 days later, with the Senators sitting at 1-16, player-manager Mallachi Kiitridge is relieved of his managerial duties in favor of Patsy Donavan, who is embroiled …

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May 04

Pitchers take over as Nats find footing

This is the Washington Nationals’ pitching staff we’ve been waiting to see. Since coming back from 9-1 and 10-2 deficits to beat the Braves 13-12 last Tuesday, in a game that may well be remembered as the defining moment of the 2015 season, the Nats have won four of five games behind starting pitching that …

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May 04

This Date in Washington Senators History

Howie Koplitz

May 4 Senators Birthdays Larry Francis Drake B May 4, 1921 D Jul. 14, 1985 An outfielder with a very short career, Larry Drake first appeared in 1 game for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1945. He resurfaced in the majors with the Senators in 1948 where he appeared in 4 games, with 2 hits in …

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May 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Chuck Hinton

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May 3 1952 – The Senators and Yankees make a 6 player trade, the Senators receive Jackie Jensen, Frank (Spec) Shea, Archie Wilson and minor league infielder Jerry Snyder. The Senators send Irv Noren and Tom Upton to New York. 1962 – The Senators trade Willie Tasby to the Cleveland Indians. In return, Steve Hamilton …

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May 02

Bosman Stymies Indians with 1-Hit Shutout

May 2, 1969 In only his second full season in the majors, Dick Bosman, the 25-year-old right handed hurler pitched a one hit shutout as he led the Senators to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Bosman improved his record to (3-1) as he made short work of the Tribe. The only hit the …

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May 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Johnson pitches 100th career shutout

May 2 1923 – Walter Johnson pitches the 100th shutout of his career with a 3-0 win over the Yankees at Griffith Stadium. The “Big Train” would record 113 shutouts, still a major league record. Senators Birthday Lucas Newton Turk B May 2, 1898 D Jan. 11, 1994 Senators Short Timer Lucas Turk appeared in …

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May 01

This Date in Washington Senators History – Myatt goes 6 for 6

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May 1 1901 – The Senators, after bolting to a 4-0 start, suffer their 1st American League defeat. The opponent was none other than the John McGraw led Baltimore Orioles, the forerunners to the Yankees. The Orioles take a 6-4 win in Washington. The Senators would complete their inaugural season with in 6th place with …

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Apr 30

1897 Violence on the Field

1897 saw an increase in rowydism. None suffered more than the umpires. While the 1897 Mercer Ladies day riot has gotten some press there was one incident in Cincinnati that gets little mention. Cincinnati, Aug. 4. On account of threatening weather only two thousand persons witnessed today’s double header. In the first game Billy Rhines …

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Apr 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gehrig’s Consecutive game streak reaches 2,130

April 30 1939 – The Senators win 3-2, beating the Yankees in New York. Making the game notable is the fact that Lou Gehrig‘s 2,130 consecutive game streak comes to an end today. He is hitting .143 with just 4 hits since the beginning of the season. Senators Birthdays Anton Christian (Tony) Brottem B Apr. …

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