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

Nats get most from Werth in the leadoff spot

When the Nationals learned Friday that leadoff man Denard San would have hip surgery and miss the rest of the season, it was certainly discouraging news. Without Span’s .365 OPB and base-stealing potential atop the lineup, the team’s offense takes a severe hit, and with it their chances to catch the New York Mets in …

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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 31

Remembering 1924 – Senators 4, Yankees 2

Washington Senators 4, New York Yankees 2 Day Game Played on Sunday, August 31, 1924 (D) at Yankee Stadium I WAS A 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 – 4 7 1 NY A 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 – 2 7 0 BATTING Washington Senators …

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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 30

Remembering 1924 – Yankees 2, Senators 1

New York Yankees 2, Washington Senators 1 Day Game Played on Saturday, August 30, 1924 (D) at Yankee Stadium I WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 – 1 11 1 NY A 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 5 0 BATTING Washington Senators AB R …

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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 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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Aug 28

Guzman Hits for the Cycle

August 28, 2008 Cristian Guzman became the 2nd player in the *Nationals short four year team history to hit for the cycle. On April 6, 2005, Brad Wilkerson hit for the cycle against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the eighth inning of game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Guzman hit a line …

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Aug 28

Goose Goslin leads Senators over Yanks

August 28, 1924 – The Washington Senators win the first game of a four game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium by the score of 11 to 6. The Senators were led by Goose Goslin who hit for the cycle and went 4 for 5 and knocked in 6 runs during the …

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