Sep 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Porterfield Wins 21st game

September 17 1916 – The Browns George Sisler wins his final game as a pitcher, besting Walter Johnson, 1-0, in St. Louis. Sisler will become St. Louis’ regular first sacker in 1917. 1923 – It’s two wins in a single day for the Big Train. In home twinbill against St. Louis, Johnson relieves in the …

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Sep 17

Remembering 1924 – Yankees and Senators are Tied for First

Washington Senators 3, Cleveland Indians 2 Day Game Played on Wednesday, September 17, 1924 (D) at Dunn Field WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 – 3 8 0 CLE A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 7 2 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H RBI …

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Sep 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1945 Roger Wolff wins number 19

September 16 1945 – At Washington, the Nats, after 10 straight losses to Hal Newhouser, finally defeat the Detroit ace, 3-2. Roger Wolff of the Nats gets his 19th win. The Tigers maintain their 2.5 game lead by trimming the Senators, 5-4, in the nightcap. 1961 – In a deal that will pay dividends for …

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Sep 16

Remembering 1924 – Senators 6, Indians 2

Washington Senators 6, Cleveland Indians 2 Day Game Played on Tuesday, September 16, 1924 (D) at Dunn Field WAS A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 – 6 13 0 CLE A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 – 2 8 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H RBI …

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Sep 15

This Date in Washington Senators History ’45 Senators drop two to Tigers

September 15 1911 – Jimmy McAleer becomes the first Washington manager not to be fired. Instead, he tenders his resignation to become a part owner of the Red Sox, effective after the season. 1917 – Behind Harry Harper in game one and Walter Johnson in game two, the Nats toss aside the visiting A’s, 5-0 …

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Sep 15

Remembering 1924 – Senators and Yankees tied for First Place

Detroit Tigers 2, Washington Senators 0 Day Game Played on Monday, September 15, 1924 (D) at Navin Field WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 4 1 DET A 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x – 2 9 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H RBI …

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Sep 14

Remembering 1924 – Tigers 5, Senators 2

Detroit Tigers 5, Washington Senators 2 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Sunday, September 14, 1924 (D) at Navin Field WAS A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 12 2 DET A 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x – 5 11 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H …

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Sep 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Jimmy Piersall is knocked unconscious

September 14 1901 – Cy Young of Boston scores his 30th win of the year, a 12-1 dismantling of the Nationals. 1915 – The Nats George Dumont debuts with a bang, whitewashing visiting Cleveland, 3-0. Both of Dumont’s 2 victories this season are shutouts. 1935 – Galloping to their 5th straight win, the Senators topple …

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Sep 13

The Ladies Day Riot of 1897

Washington Senators Ladies Day that was held on September 13, 1897. The Washington Senators invited the ladies to attend the Washington Senators game against the Cincinnati Red Stockings for free. The Senators wanted to give the ladies a chance to come out and learn a little bit about the fundamentals of the game and then …

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Sep 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Jimmy Piersall is arrested for disorderly conduct

September 13 1924 – Walter Johnson decisions Detroit’s Earl Whitehill, 6-4, in the Motor City. The Yankees stay 1 GB with a win in Chicago. Later in the evening, Johnson is informed that he is the winner of the AL MVP award, gaining 55 of 64 points. The runner up for the MVP is White …

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