Jul 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 21 1902 The New York Herald reports that 3B Harry Wolverton will return to the NL Phillies. Wolverton “had informed the ‘Phillies’ he had tired of his work with the Washington American League club and had decided to go back to his first love. He will meet the the ‘Phillies’ when they return home.” …

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Jul 21

Remembering 1924 – Senators 16, White Sox 2

              Washington Senators 16, Chicago White Sox 2 Game Played on Monday, July 21, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium   CHI A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 – 2 8 7 WAS A 6 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 x – 16 18 …

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Jul 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coveleski wins 12th in a row

July 20 1904 – Believing that his best years are behind him, Washington unloads P Al Orth to the Highlanders for pitchers Tom Hughes and Barney Wolfe. Smiling Al will return to form in New York by posting an 11-6 record this season and winning 27 in 1906. 1918 – Johnson goes all the way …

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Jul 20

Remembering 1924 – Senators 5, Browns 4

        Washington Senators 5, St. Louis Browns 4   Game Played on Sunday, July 20, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium   STL A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 – 4 9 3 WAS A 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 – 5 9 1   …

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Jul 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1915 Nats steal a ML record 8 bases in the 1st inning

July 19 1915 – The Nationals steal a ML record 8 bases in the 1st inning of today’s 11-4 rout at Cleveland. Danny Moeller (3 SB), Clyde Milan (2), Eddie Ainsmith (2) and George McBride (1) lead the larceny on the basepaths against Tribe C Steve O’Neill. With the run support, Walter Johnson is able …

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Jul 19

Remembering 1924 – Browns 10, Senators 9

        St. Louis Browns 10, Washington Senators 9   Game Played on Saturday, July 19, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium   STL A 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 10 17 3 WAS A 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 …

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Jul 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 18 1906 – Cy Falkenburg of Washington becomes the first ML pitcher of the 20th century to hit a grand slam. Falkenburg’s slam off Chicago’s Frank Owen is enough for the home Nationals to swat Chicago, 6-3. 1920 – At Griffith, the Nats rap 17 hits to cruise to an easy 10-3 victory over …

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Jul 18

Goslin gets police escort out of the park

July 18, 1925 At Cleveland‚ the Washington Senators are leading the Indians 11-4 after five innings. Washington‘s Goose Goslin‚ who has knocked in 3 runs on a double and a home run faces the Indians’ reliever Bert Cole. Cole’s first pitch sailed inside near Goslin’s head. As the story goes Goslin with a raised bat …

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Jul 18

Remembering 1924 – Browns 7, Senators 6

        St. Louis Browns 7, Washington Senators 6 Game Played on Friday, July 18, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium STL A 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 – 7 12 1 WAS A 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 – 6 9 3 BATTING St. Louis …

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Jul 17

Remarkable recovery made Tommy John a household name

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the date a Dodgers pitcher tore an elbow ligament, an injury that eventually made his name not only a part of baseball vernacular, but a household term. We learned over the weekend that Nationals pitcher Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, a procedure that one-third of …

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