Sep 22

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Soriano, baseball’s first 40-40-40 player

September 22 2005 – The Washington Nationals (78-75) used a lineup of rookies and reserves and still managed a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants (71-81.Long time minor leaguer Rick Short delivered two doubles and an RBI and Hector Carrasco threw 5 2/3 shutout innings to help Washington (78-75) end a four-game losing streak. …

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Sep 22

One blogger’s votes for the Nats’ 2014 awards

Each year, the D.C. chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association polls members of the Nats blogosphere to determine its Player Achievement Awards. The voting is organized by District Sports Page Editor and fellow MASN guest blogger Dave Nichols. This year’s winners will be announced on Monday, Sept. 29 on the DC-IBWAA website. This blogger …

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Sep 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – Roger Wolff wins number 20

September 22 1917 Do not laugh at Ty Cobb, even if you are the greatest pitcher of all time. When Walter Johnson strikes the Peach out in the 1st, Johnson laughs about it. A motivated Cobb comes to the plate in the top of the 3rd, with 2 Tigers aboard. Cobb gets his revenge by …

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Sep 22

Remembering 1924 – Senators 8, Chicago White Sox 3

Washington Senators 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Day Game Played on Monday, September 22, 1924 (D) at Comiskey Park I WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 – 8 14 1 CHI A 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 – 3 7 0 BATTING Washington Senators AB R …

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Sep 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators are AL champions!

September 21 1901 The Nationals and Blues combine to commit 22 errors in a doubleheader, an AL record that still stands. Washington sweeps Cleveland by the one sided scores of 18-7 and 11-3. 1909 Taking the mound for the first time since August 29th due to a sore arm, Walter Johnson shuts out Detroit, 2-0, …

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Sep 20

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Nats clinch a playoff spot

September 20 2011 – In the first game of a doubleheader Tommy Milone tossed six scoreless innings and pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman delivered an RBI single in the 10th to give the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Tom Gorzelanny (4-6) pitched the ninth for the victory. Drew Storen pitched the tenth …

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Sep 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators clinch at the very least a tie for the AL crown

September 20 1908 – 17 Nationals strike out in St. Louis at the hands of the Brown’s Rube Waddell. Walter Johnson is gallant as he tries to keep the Nats close, but the Browns win in 10 innings, 2-1. 1924 – Had the Senators lost out on the 1924 AL pennant, manager Bucky Harris would …

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Sep 20

Remembering 1924 – Browns 15, Senators 14

St. Louis Browns 15, Washington Senators 14 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Saturday, September 20, 1924 (D) at Sportsman’s Park III WAS A 0 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 – 14 18 6 STL A 4 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 – 15 18 1 BATTING Washington …

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Sep 19

This Day in Washington Nationals History

September 19 2006 – Rookie leads Washington Nationals‘(66-85) to a 9-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves (73-78). Rookie, Beltran Perez (1-0), made his first major league start. Perez pitched six innings striking out three and walking none, allowing only a two-out single to Chipper Jones in the first inning. Nick Johnson homered on his 28th …

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Sep 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators take one game lead over Yankees

September 19 1904 – Possibly the worst baseball team to represent Washington in its history, the Nationals lose their 100th game of the year, 4-3, to the Highlanders. Washington will complete their season on October 10th at 38-113, 55.5 games out of first. 1924 – Washington moves a game in front of New York with …

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