September 2007 archive

Sep 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Heinie’s game saving catch

September 21, 1933 Heinie Manush saves the victory with a diving catch in the 9th inning as the Senators beat the St. Louis Browns 2-1 and clinched the American League Pennant. In a season where the Yankees were picked to win the AL pennant, the surprising Senators clinched the pennant with over a week left …

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Sep 12

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Cheney’s strikeout record

September 12, 1962 With little fanfare pitcher Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators strikeouts a major league record 21 Baltimore Orioles on route to his 2-1 victory in the 16-inning contest. In front of only 4,098 fans at Memorial stadium in Baltimore the Senators and the Orioles were tied 1-1 until Bud Zipfiel hit a …

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