Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 24

Fans React to Riggleman’s Resignation

Washington National fans are still shell shocked after the bomb shell that Jim Riggleman dropped yesterday afternoon. Here is what the fans are saying about Riggleman’s resignation. *What is the man thinking to walk away from a good young team like this? To me this shows that Riggleman is just out for himself and could …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1917 and 1933

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. . Brick Owens did not waste any time throwing out …

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Jun 21

Former Nats Fireman Cordero Retires from Baseball

Former Nats closer, Chad Cordero announced his retirement yesterday. For most Nationals fans Cordero was known as the Chief and he was the charismatic closer for the Expos/Nats from 2003 to 2008. The Chief was always one of the most popular players when he was with the Washington Nationals. During his days in Washington, Cordero …

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Jun 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Stobbs Ends Losing Streak at Sixteen

June 21, 1957 The Washington Senators’ pitcher Chuck Stobbs wins his first decision after 16 straight losses. With many of the 9,462 spectators at Griffith Stadium holding onto rabbit feet while they watched Stobbs pitch a solid game as he struck out eight Indians’ en route to his complete game victory over the Tribe. For …

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Jun 16

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Grays Win Two at Griffith Stadium

On June 16, 1945 the Homestead Grays played a double header against the Newark Eagles at Griffith Stadium. A crowd of 8,367 fans watched Newark’s starter Lefty Hill retire the first 12 batters he faced in game one. In the bottom of the fifth inning the great Buck Leonard led off the inning with a …

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Jun 01

Baseball Agreement will Help Old Senators

Last month on April 21, 2011, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) made a joint announcement stating that inactive, non-vested men who played between 1947 and 1979 will receive up to $10,000 per year, depending on their length of service credit, as compensation for their contributions to the national …

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