Oct 01

Washington’s History in the Post Season

Since 1901 Washington’s baseball team has participated in the post season playoffs five times. Each time Washington has made it into the postseason they had the best record in their league. Below are the final standings and playoff results for each year Washington participated in the post season. 1924 Final Standings Team Name G W …

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Oct 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History – The Nats clinch First Place

October 1 2006 – Frank Robinson’s farewell was highlighted with a 20-minute pregame ceremony in his honor. As nice as the Robinson’s tribute was the game itself turned out to be a 6-2 loss by the Nationals (71-91) to the NL East champion New York Mets (96-66). 2009 – Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking single …

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Oct 01

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators on Parade

Senators' victory parade October 1, 1924, after winning AL pennant.

October 1 1913 The paths of Jack Bentley and the Washington Senators will cross on a bigger stage 11 years from now. But, on this day, Bentley makes his ML debut for Washington, blanking Philadelphia, 1-0. Bentley will compile a 5-7 mark in 1914 for the Nats before being shuffled off to Baltimore of the …

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Sep 30

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Maxwell’s Walk Off Grand Slam

September 30 2009 – On Fan Appreciation Day at Nationals Park Justin Maxwell‘s grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth inning went over the left-field wall and then the Nationals’ came sprinting out of the dugout. Maxwell’s homer provided a Washington Nationals (55-103) sweep-capping 7-4 victory over the New York Mets …

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Sep 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Final Game

September 30 1924 48 year old Washington coach Nick Altrock pitches two innings and becomes the oldest player to hit a triple. Altrock’s RBI triple is greatly aided by the Red Sox outfielders casually strolling after the ball. Nonetheless, the AL champs are decked in Fenway, 13-1, in the regular season finale. 1927 The Babe …

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Sep 30

SHORT STILL STINKS!!!

Short Still Stinks

September 30. 1971 In front of 14,460 fans the Washington Senators outscored the New York Yankees 7-5 and lose the final game the team will play at RFK stadium. The Yankees win this game by forfeit as Senators’ fans show Robert Short how they really feel about his decision to move the team to Texas. …

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Sep 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Imaginary Swing scores Four

September 29 2009 – The Washington Nationals (54-103) scored the tie-breaking run on errand throw by Luis Castillo of the New York Mets (67-91) and the Nats went on to win 4-3. In the eighth inning Ian Desmond, grounded to shortstop, Anderson Hernandez who threw to second baseman Luis Castillo to force Guzman, but Castillo’s …

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Sep 29

Five Reasons the Nats will make a deep postseason run

The time we’ve been waiting for all year is at hand. After closing out the regular season on the highest possible note – Jordan Zimmermann throwing the Nationals’ first no-hitter since the team moved to Washington in 2005 – the team and its fans can now get ready for the postseason. The bitter taste of …

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Sep 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Washington clinches their first pennant

September 29 1913 On George McBride Day, honoring the Nats SS, Walter Johnson collects his 36th victory of the year, beating the A’s, 1-0. 1924 Babe Ruth wakes his slumbering teammates to deliver the bad news: The Senators are the American League champions. With the Yankees rained out in Philadelphia, Washington clinches their first pennant …

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Sep 29

Remembering 1924 – Senators clinch AL Pennant

Washington Senators 4, Boston Red Sox 2 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Monday, September 29, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park WAS A 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 4 13 1 BOS A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 9 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R …

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