Jul 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Time is running out on the 1918 Senators

July 26 1916 – Tiger Harry Heilmann receives an ovation from the Detroit faithful for saving a drowning woman in the Detroit River last night. Heilmann and the Cats go out and defeat the Nats, 6-5, for the second consecutive day. 1918 – Time is quickly becoming the enemy of Washington with the last day …

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Jul 25

Three questions facing the Nats as they hit the road

The Nationals seemed to have all the answers a week ago after starting their post All-Star homestand with two wins in three games, but after a 2-4 finish, they his the road to Cleveland, San Francisco and Arizona with more questions. Who will be the Nats’ fifth outfielder? Michael A. Taylor was optioned to Triple-A …

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Jul 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train rolls over St. Louis 1-0 in 15 innings

July 25 1913 – The Senators and Browns battle to a 15-inning, 8-8 deadlock that is called on the account of darkness. In the top of the 4th inning, Clark Griffith calls upon Walter Johnson to relieve for ineffective Nats hurlers Joe Engel and Tom Hughes. Barney sets a ML record for strikeouts by a …

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Jul 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 24 1921 – 3 doubles from the stick of Detroit’s Harry Heilmann off the Big Train is not nearly enough as the Sens rough up the Tigers, 14-6. The win at Navin Field commences an 11 game winning streak for Washington. 1934 – The mercury hits 105 degrees, a record high temperature in Chicago. …

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Jul 23

This Date in Washington Senators History -The All-Cuban triple play

Pedro

July 23 1907 – The Nats AL record 31 game road trip finally reaches its end with a 3-1 loss to Cleveland. Washington goes 8-22, with one game tied, on the trip. Next season, the Nats will have a 30 game road swing. 1925 – Lou Gehrig holds the Major League for grand slams with …

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Jul 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 22 1923 – Walter Johnson notches career strikeout number 3,000 in the Sens 3-1 victory at Cleveland. Johnson K’s 5 Indians and will finish his career with 3,508 strikeouts. 1932 – Poor base running plagues Washington in an 8-4 home loss to Philadelphia. The Senators rack up 15 hits of Rube Walberg, but are …

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Jul 22

The Big Train Keeps on Rolling

July 22, 1923 Walter Johnson, the Washington Senators star pitcher, becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strikeout 3,000 batters. Walter “The Big Train” Johnson rolled right over the Cleveland Indians as the Senators beat the Indians 3–1. The victory was The Big Train’s ninth of the season and the Senators won …

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Jul 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 21 1902 The New York Herald reports that 3B Harry Wolverton will return to the NL Phillies. Wolverton “had informed the ‘Phillies’ he had tired of his work with the Washington American League club and had decided to go back to his first love. He will meet the the ‘Phillies’ when they return home.” …

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Jul 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coveleski wins 12th in a row

Stan Coveleski

July 20 1904 – Believing that his best years are behind him, Washington unloads P Al Orth to the Highlanders for pitchers Tom Hughes and Barney Wolfe. Smiling Al will return to form in New York by posting an 11-6 record this season and winning 27 in 1906. 1918 – Johnson goes all the way …

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Jul 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1915 Nats steal a ML record 8 bases in the 1st inning

July 19 1915 – The Nationals steal a ML record 8 bases in the 1st inning of today’s 11-4 rout at Cleveland. Danny Moeller (3 SB), Clyde Milan (2), Eddie Ainsmith (2) and George McBride (1) lead the larceny on the basepaths against Tribe C Steve O’Neill. With the run support, Walter Johnson is able …

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