1925 - The Nats edge the the 1st place Athletics 10-9 at Shibe Park. Walter Johnson picks up his 7th consecutive victory.
1928 - Behind the pitching of Bump Hadley, the Nats halt a season worst 9 game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
1953 - Mickey Vernon extends his hitting streak to 20 games, but the Ed Lopat and Yanks double up the Sens 3-1 at Yankee Stadium. The win begins an 18 game winning streak for the Bronx Bombers.
1954 - With President Eisenhower on hand to present Mickey Vernon with a Silver Bat to commemorate Vernon’s 1953 batting crown, the Senators score 6 unearned runs to defeat the Yanks 7-3 in Griffith. Vernon goes hitless in this contest, as Chuck Stobbs gets the win.
1955 - At Fenway, rookie 1B Norm Zauchin of Boston homers 3 times and drives in 10 in the first 5 innings as the Red Sox rout the Sens 16-0.
1960 - Despite fanning 13 Red Sox, Camilo Pasqual suffers his third loss of the year to Boston, as the Senators bow to the Sox 4-3 in Washington.
1965 - 2B Tim Cullen goes 4-for-5, with 2 RBI, CF Hank Allen and LF Frank Howard each collect 2 hits as the Sens win a laugher at Tiger Stadium 8-1. Tigers starting P Mickey Lolich fails to record an out in the 6 run Senators 1st inning. Camilo Pasqual fires a 7 hit complete game for Washington.
1973 - Hope is raised for baseball fans in D.C. as San Diego Padres owner C. Arnholdt Smith announces that he is selling the Padres to Washington grocery chain owner Joseph Danzansky. Danzansky announces that he will move the Padres to Washington in time for the 1974 season. Despite the Padres having the lowest attendance in the NL for the first 5 seasons of their existence, NL owners stall on a vote to move the team, wishing not to abandon the San Diego market. After eight months of backroom dealing, politics, lawsuits, double dealing and general turmoil, Danzansky withdraws his offer and the Pads are sold to McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.
John Ludwig (Johnny) Welaj B May 27, 1914 D Sep. 13, 2003
Outfielder Johhy Welaj began his major league career in 1939 with the Senators, His best season at the plate was his rookie year when he hit .274 in 63 games. In 1940 he appeared in 88 games but his BA dropped 18 points. After 49 games in 1941 he had a brief hiatus from the major leagues but would return for 93 games for the Philadelphia Athletics.