Apr 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 18 1960 – Playing their last season in Washington, the original Senators start the season with a 10-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams, playing in his last season, would hit a 500 foot home run in his first at bat, giving him a career total of 493, tying him with Lou …

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Apr 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 17 1913 Having already defeated the newly renamed New York Yankees on Opening Day in Washington, the Senators travel to New York for the Yankees first ever game at the Polo Grounds. The Senators spoil New York’s debut, winning 9-3. 1951 In the first ever “Opening Day” night game, the Senators defeat the Philadelphia …

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Apr 17

Mantle’s Tape Measure Home Run

Tape measure

He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot of history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It …

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Apr 16

Strasburg’s professional debut

JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News, 2010

April 16, 2010 Harrisburg, PA Washington Nationals 21 year-old prospect Stephen Strasburg can’t control the rainy weather on the day of his professional debut. At  Metro Bank Park, a record 7,895 crowd withstand multiple rain and lightning delays. For a brief time the power actually went out at the stadium. Strasburg will only throw 2.1 …

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Apr 16

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 16, 2005   NL East   Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Washington Nationals 11 7 4 0 .636 – 50 58 Atlanta Braves 11 6 5 0 .545 1.0 46 45 New York Mets 11 6 5 0 .545 1.0 43 42 Philadelphia …

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Apr 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

bernie allen

April 16 1940 On Opening Day at Griffith Stadium, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt throws the ceremonial first pitch. The Washington Senators, enroute to a 64-90 record and 7th place finish, lose to Lefty Grove and the Boston Red Sox by the score of 1 – 0. 1940 Washington Senators roster Senators Birthdays Bernard Keith …

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Apr 15

Looking Back on Jackie Robinson Day – Washington Senators were Behind the Times

Carlos Paula

The Washington Senators failure to change with the time when it came to signing black ball players probably was one of the reasons the Senators stayed in the bottom tier of the American League. On September 6, 1954, Cuban born Carlos Paula played in his first game with the Washington Senators, making Paula the first …

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Apr 15

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 15, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Atlanta Braves 10 6 4 0 .600 – 45 43 Washington Nationals 10 6 4 0 .600 – 41 55 New York Mets 10 5 5 0 .500 1.0 39 39 Florida Marlins 10 …

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Apr 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

President Eisenhower

April 15 April 15, 1957-President Dwight Eisenhower throws out the traditional first pitch of the year. The ball that the President tossed was the 10th millionth Spalding baseball to be used in Major League Baseball play. Camilo Pascual suffers the defeat as the Senators fall to the Orioles 7-6 in 11 innings in front of …

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Apr 14

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 14, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Washington Nationals 10 6 4 0 .600 – 41 55 Atlanta Braves 9 5 4 0 .556 0.5 34 39 Florida Marlins 9 5 4 0 .556 0.5 44 15 New York Mets 9 …

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