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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – June 23, 1933

Player and Manager Joe Cronin lead the Senators to their 3rd straight victory, 7 to 3, over the White Sox, with his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. The victory puts the Senators a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees.

At the time Cronin set a Major League Record with 13 hits in three consecutive games and 15 hits in four consecutive games.

Quick Facts:

* Washington Senators end the season in 1st place (99-53) in the American League, seven games ahead of the New York Yankees (91-59).

* Washington Senators lose the World Series in five games to the New York Giants.

*The 1933 Washington Senators team had a total of four future Hall of Fame players.

Joe Cronin
Goose Goslin
Heinie Manush
Sam Rice

” In 1933 Washington Senators pitcher Alvin Crowder joined shortstop Joe Cronin on the first ever American League All Star Team.