May 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Killebrew’s Homers lead Senators over O’s 6-5

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May 29 1912 – Boston batters draw 15 walks and tag Nats pitching with 18 hits and 21 runs in a 21-8 shellacking at Fenway. The Sens score 11 runs in the second game, but it is still not enough as the Red Sox win 12-11. 1917 – The Boston pitching duo of Dutch Leonard …

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May 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 28 1903 – A 5-4 loss to the Boston Americans at the Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston starts a 9 game losing streak for Washington. Tom Loftus‘s men will complete the year with a last place, 43-94 record, 47.5 GB the pennant winning Americans. 1920 – With Clyde Milan going 5-for-5, the Senators hold …

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May 28

Let There Be Light

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On May 28, 1941 the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators played in the first night game under the lights at Griffith Stadium. The first night game at Griffith Stadium was a big deal. The Washington Senators invited Walter “Big Train” Johnson to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. It was actually the Big …

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May 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Padres to Washington?

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May 27 1911 – Boston P Ray Collins is roughed up in the Sens 9-4 win in Washington. P “Long” Tom Hughes gets the victory. 1925 – The Nats edge the the 1st place Athletics 10-9 at Shibe Park. Walter Johnson picks up his 7th consecutive victory. 1928 – Behind the pitching of Bump Hadley, …

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May 27

Mickey Vernon’s Special Day

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On May 27, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sets aside four hours to attend a special baseball “Mickey Vernon-Red Cross Day” game that afternoon at Griffith Stadium. What made this game a special game for the 34th President of the United States of America, was that he was there to present his favorite ball player …

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May 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1930 Senators expand lead to 4 games

May 26 Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend. 1918 – In 3 plate appearances, Walter Johnson helps himself to 2 hits and a walk. On the mound, Johnson pitches a complete game, 4 hitter over visiting Detroit 4-0, extending his scoreless innings streak to 40. 1920 – First sacker Joe Judge is …

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May 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Joe Judge

May 25 1908 – An unusual occurrence happens in today’s game in the nation’s capital. Detroit scores an unearned run in the 3rd against Sens P “Sleepy” Bill Burns, but do not collect a hit until there are 2 out in the 9th inning. The future middle man in the 1919 World Series fix, “Sleepy” …

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May 24

This Date in Washington Senators History – Don Lock’s walk-off Home Run

May 24 1901 – After yesterday’s 9th inning meltdown by the Nats in Cleveland, Washington turns the tables with a 5 run top of the 9th to tie the Blues. The rally does not result in a win, as the game is called with the score knotted at 5. 1917 – Pale Hose P Reb …

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May 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – New Nats manager Gil Hodges is acquired in a trade

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May 23 1901 – An inglorious record is set today by the Nats in Cleveland. Up 13-5 on the Blues with 2 outs and no runners on base in the 9th, the Blues set a major league record by plating 9 runs for a stunning 14-13 win. 1924 – Striking out a career high 14 …

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May 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

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May 22 1938 – At Griffith Stadium, Ted Lyons of Chicago collects his 200th career victory as the Sox down the Nats 9-2. 1953 – Sparked by OF Clyde Vollmer‘s 3 run double and 2 run homer, the Senators pound Yankee pitching for 18 hits in a 12-4 Senators rout. In the top of the …

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