Sep 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History – The Nyjer Morgan fiasco

September 1 2007 – Joel Hanrahan threw six innings of one-hit ball and Jesus Flores added a homer and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals (59-77) beat the San Francisco Giants (62-74) 4-1. The Nats’ victory ended a seven-game losing streak. 2008 – Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run home run helped the Washington Nationals (53-85) win their …

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Sep 01

Slugfest in Seattle proves Nats can beat anyone, anywhere

The Nationals and their fans bid a reluctant farewell to Seattle after the team pounded a Mariners staff with the lowest ERA in baseball for ten home runs over three days in pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. Manager Matt Williams told reporters before the series that it was not necessarily a measuring stick for a team that …

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Sep 01

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators entend AL lead to 4.5 games

September 1 1919 – In the opener of a Labor Day twinbill‚ Babe Ruth surrenders 10 Nats hits, but still earns the victory, 2-1. It is the Bambino’s final win in a Red Sox uniform. Ruth’s 7th inning homer in game two breaks a 1 all tie, as the Red Sox broom the Nats, 4-1. …

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Aug 31

Nats first game under the lights – August 31, 1939

Mickey Vernon’s two-run single in the second inning erased a 1-0 deficit and the Nationals went on to defeat the White Sox in their first game under the lights, 4-3 at Comiskey Park. The White Sox took 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Nats responded in the top of the …

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Aug 31

This Date in Washington Senators History – See ya Bobo, Welcome back Bobo

August 31 1905 – The only person standing in the way of Chicago’s Frank Smith and the record books is Jake Stahl. Stahl’s single spoils Smith’s perfect game bid in the Sox, 2-0, shutout in Chicago. 1906 – Frank Delahanty of the Highlanders drills 2 homers, a triple, a single and drives home 7 RBI. …

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Aug 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators knock Tigers out of 1st place

August 30 1906 – “Slow” Joe Doyle of New York becomes the first pitcher of the 1900′s to start a career with two straight shutouts when he whitewashes the Nats, 5-0, in the Big Apple. Despite the rousing start, Doyle will only win 22 games in a 4 year career. In game 2, the Highlanders, …

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Aug 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Harper helps Nats snap five-game losing streak

August 29 2008 – Lastings Milledge and Ryan Zimmerman both drove in two runs and Washington Nationals (50-85) beat the Atlanta Braves  (59-76) 7-3 for its fourth straight victory. 2012 – Bryce Harper‘s first two-homer game ended with him throwing his helmet in the ninth inning and getting himself thrown out of the game by …

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Aug 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators extend lead over Yankees to 1.5 games

August 29 1907 – The Nationals take a doubleheader in D.C. from Boston, winning 2-1 and 3-2. Walter Johnson gets credit for the W in the morning contest, the third straight game that Johnson does not issue a walk. 1915 – Two Hall of Famers square off on the mound in St. Louis: Walter Johnson …

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Aug 28

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 28 2008 – Cristian Guzman  hit for the cycle and the Washington Nationals (49-85) beat the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers (65-69) 11-2. Guzman’s cycle was the second cycle by National player since the team start playing in the nation’s capital in 2005. Brad Wilkerson had the club’s first cycle after its move from Montreal …

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Aug 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators beat Yankees to take 1/2 game lead

August 28 1909 – William “Dolly” Gray of Washington enters the record book by walking 8 White Sox in the bottom of the 2nd inning‚ with 7 free passes in a row (both ML records). The Sox score 6 runs, on 1 hit, in the inning for the 6-4 win. 1913 – The 14 game …

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