Jul 04

Washington Senators History on Independence Day

July 4 I hope everyone is enjoying their July 4th holiday. Please do not forget the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom and the gentlemen who risked facing death by signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776. I also salute all the great leaders, inventors, scientists, etc., who, through our …

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Jul 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators’ whip the Red Sox 11-0.

July 3 1913 – Boston racks 15 hits off Walter Johnson, but the Big Train does not yield a single run. The Sens take the tilt in 15 innings, 1-0 in Beantown. The 15 Red Sox safeties ties a ML record for most hits in an extra inning shutout loss. 1914 – Washington’s Rip Williams …

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Jul 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ed Delahanty’s mysterious death

July 2 1903 – Ed Delahanty passes away at the age of 35 when he falls from a bridge in Bridgeburg, Ontario. The circumstances surrounding his death are still somewhat mysterious to this day. Delahanty had boarded a train in Detroit that was bound for New York’s Grand Central Station, according to a letter that …

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Jul 01

This Date in Washington Senators History – (1969) The sweep puts the Senators at 40-39

July 1 1908 – Concluding a 30 game road trip, the weary Nats are shutout in Philadelphia, 2-0. The Nats go 8-22 during their 30 game road swing. 1911 – Enduring one of the poorest outings of his career, Walter Johnson is slammed for 13 runs in a 13-8 Athletics’s rout in Washington. Johnson nemesis …

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Jul 01

Almost Perfect – Big Train’s No Hitter

Washington’s Walter Johnson almost pitched perfect game during his July 1, 1920 no-hit game against the Boston Red Sox. I was amazed to find out that the Big Train missed pitching a perfect game by one error. The Big Train pitched a perfect game through six innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning Boston’s …

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Jun 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1925 Nats move into 1st place

June 30 1925 – The Nats are in sole possession of 1st place with a 7-0 win over the A’s. Johnson allows 2 harmless hits in the rubber match of this 5 game series, of which 4 are won by Washington. 1937 – Pitcher Wes Ferrell, acquired on June 11 from Boston, knocks in the …

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Jun 30

Remembering 1924 – Senators maintain 2.5 game lead in AL

Boston Red Sox 2, Washington Senators 1 (1) Day Game Played on Monday, June 30, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium BOS A 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 10 3 WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 6 3 BATTING …

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Jun 29

Nats’ bench stepped up during hot streak

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Many Nationals fans might have predicted at the start of the season that by the end of June, the team would have settled into first place in the National League East and reeled off a season-high eight straight wins. Even their most ardent supporters, however, might not have predicted that they’d have done it largely …

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Jun 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Hinton’s 10th inning bomb wins it for Washington

June 29 1909 – The Nats double up the Highlanders, 3-1, in the Big Apple. Highlander Ray Demmitt accounts for New York’s lone run with a homer off Walter Johnson. For Johnson, it is the first homer he has yielded since his debut nearly 2 years before. 1925 – Outfielder “Broadway” Bill Lamar of Philadelphia …

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Jun 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train blanks Yanks 1-0 for 97th career shutout

June 28 1907 – A day that Branch Rickey would certainly like to forget. The Mahatma is pressed into service behind the plate despite a bad throwing shoulder for New York. The Nats take full advantage and run roughshod by stealing a record 13 bases in a 16-5 drubbing of the host Highlanders. Mr. Rickey …

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