Apr 27

Remembering 1924 – Senators 9 Red Sox 6

Washington Senators 9, Boston Red Sox 6 Game Played on Sunday, April 27, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium BOS A 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 – 6 11 3 WAS A 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5 x – 9 12 3 BATTING Boston Red Sox AB   R   H …

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Apr 27

Sid Hudson blanks Yanks 1-0 on Babe Ruth Day

Declared “Babe Ruth Day” by Major League Baseball, April 27, 1947 is also a special day in Washington Senators history. On April 27, Babe Ruth gave a speech promoting baseball as the best game in the world to the fans watching him at Yankee stadium, as well as to audiences across America. What many don’t …

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Apr 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Flood leaves Senators after 15 games

April 27 1947 – It’s Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. 58,339 fans in attendance hear the Babe give his farewell address. Ruth, who was suffering from throat cancer would succumb to the disease the next year. The Senators spoil the tribute winning 1-0 with the Senators Sid Hudson getting the victory over Spurgeon (Spud) …

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Apr 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

Sam Dente

April 26 1901 – The American League starts play in Philadelphia, with the Senators besting the Philadelphia Athletics by the score of 5-1. 1931 – The Senators defeat the New York Yankees by a score of 9-7. A bizarre play seals the win for the Senators and possibly costs Lou Gehrig the 1931 home run …

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Apr 26

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 2 Senators 0

Philadelphia Athletics 2, Washington Senators 0 The Athletic’s pitcher Rommel shutouts Senators. Game Played on Saturday, April 26, 1924 (D) at Shibe Park WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 5 0 PHI A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x – 2 6 0 BATTING Washington …

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Apr 26

Washington’s first game in the American League

April 26, 1901 The Washington Senators played their first game of the newly formed American League. The Senators visited the Philadelphia Athletics at Columbia Park in Philadelphia. Before the game the over flowing crowd of 10,547 people were entertained by the First Regiment Band. After the band played Philadelphia’s Mayor Samuel Ashbridge threw out the …

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Apr 25

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 6 Senators 5

Philadelphia Athletics 6, Washington Senators 5 The Senators commit five more errors in 6-5 loss to the Athletics. Game Played on Friday, April 25, 1924 (D) at Shibe Park WAS A 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 – 5 11 5 PHI A 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 x …

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Apr 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 25 Senators Birthdays James Edward (Red) Bird B Apr. 25, 1890 D Mar. 23, 1972 One Game Wonder Red Bird had his cup of coffee with the Senators on September 17th of 1921. His official line lists him as having pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 runs (all earned) with 1 walk, 2 strike …

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Apr 24

Remembering 1924 – Senators 4 Athletics 3

Washington Senators 4, Philadelphia Athletics 3 The Senators snap their three game losing streak as pitcher John Martina goes the distance for the Senators. Game Played on Thursday, April 24, 1924 (D) at Shibe Park WAS A 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 4 8 1 PHI A 0 0 0 …

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Apr 24

The Passion of Senators Fans in 1969: The Raucous Welcome for the Nats at Friendship Airport

(Part 1 of a 3-part series) Starved for a winner, Washington baseball fans went a little crazy when it looked like they might actually get one in 1969. Once the thrill of having Ted Williams on board as manager wore off, the team had to prove themselves in the standings. After 16 years of losing …

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