Jul 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coveleski’s 13 game win streak ends

July 30 1903 – The A’s sweep a pair from the 8th place Nationals, 12-1 and 6-5. In the afternoon tilt, Philadelphia’s Rube Waddell is chased in the top of the 6th after spotting the Nats a 5-3 lead. Connie McGeehan relieves for Waddell and slams the door on Washington, as Philly plates 1 in …

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Jul 30

Hansen’s Unassisted Triple Play

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July 30, 1968 On a hot evening at Cleveland Stadium the 5,937 fans in attendance witnessed a baseball rarity. In the bottom of the 1st inning the Cleveland Indians had runners on 1st and 2nd base when Joe Azcue lined a ball to the Washington Senators shortstop Ron Hansen. Before anyone knew what had happened …

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Jul 29

The Biggest Nat

On the left Milton Haefner at 5-08 and at right Robert Estalella at 5-07

Not too many players are discovered stocking shelves but it happened to Richard Ahrens. Joe Cambria, scout for the Washington Senators walked into a grocery store. Here is his tale “I found him in a grocery store. He was behind the counter reaching fir some cans on the top shelf. And when I saw him …

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Jul 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 29 1915 After whiffing in his first 3 AB’s, Walter Johnson wins his own game with a deep hit to CF in the bottom of the 10th. Washington defeats Cleveland, 2-1. The Nats move above the .500 mark for good. 1931 The Nats are allergic to home plate as they tie another record of …

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Jul 28

History on Rizzo’s side if he makes a deal

Aside from President Obama’s golf scores, the most closely held secrets in Washington these days are how long Ryan Zimmerman’s hamstring injury will keep him sidelined, and whether the Nationals will make a trade to replace Zimmerman’s potent bat if his absence is a long one. General manager Mike Rizzo has said publicly that he …

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Jul 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train’s last Win

July 28 1908 Walter Johnson fans 15 Browns, a career best, as Washington upends St. Louis, 2-1, in 16 innings. Johnson, now at 1-5 on the season as he still recovers from an operation to remove an ear abscess, will go on to win 13 of his final 17 decisions. 1925 The Senators suffer a …

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Jul 27

Willingham’s Two Grand Slams

July 27, 2009 Josh “The Hammer” Willingham accomplished a very rare feat when he became only the 13th player in major league baseball history to hit two grand slams in one game. Willingham’s first grand slam came off of the Brewers’ starting pitcher Jeff Suppan in the fifth inning. The second grand slam occurred only …

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Jul 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Milan steals home for the game’s only run

July 27 1915 – Rip Hagerman of the Indians and the Sens Bert Gallia lock horns in a pitchers duel, with Gallia allowing only a single hit in a 1-0 Washington victory. Clyde Milan steals home in the top of the 1st for the game’s only score. 1920 – Four spectacular grabs by Tribe LF …

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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

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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