1902 - During the 3rd inning of today’s game vs. Chicago, Washington uncorks 3 home runs off Sox P Clark Griffith in a 12-0 victory. Ed Delahanty, Bill Coughlin and George Carey all connect off the “Silver Fox”, as Wyatt Lee gets the win for the Nats.
1925 - Washington acquires INF Buddy Myer from New Orleans of the Southern Association. The two-time All Star would play 14 of his 16 season in Washington.
1932 – The Sens dust off the Red Sox in a twin bill at Fenway, 6-4 and 8-1. Boston P Danny McFayden drops his 14th straight to Washington in the opener, tying a ML record by pitchers for most consecutive losses to one team.
1950 - With the Brown’s Hank Arft going 5-for-5, the Browns drop the Senators, 10-5. The Browns cap off today’s doubleheader sweep at Griffith by coasting to a 9-3 win. St. Louis winning pitcher, Harry Dorish, becomes the last AL pitcher to steal home in game two.
1959 - Light hitting Sens SS Ron Sanford connects for a solo home run in the top of the 10th as the Sens defeat the Indians, 3-2. Bob Allison hits his 10th of the year, a solo shot in the 6th off Mudcat Grant.
1961 - Hard luck P Dick Donovan finally scores his first win of the season in a 12-4 win over visiting Kansas City. Donovan receives more run support in this start (12) than he had in his previous 5 starts combined (11).
1965 – It’s a happy homecoming for two former Dodgers, Frank Howard and Ken McMullen. The Senators rout the Angels in a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium, 13-0 and 7-1. Howard is 3-for-5, with 2 homers and 4 RBI, while Joe Cunningham goes 3 for 4 with a homer and 5 RBI in the opener. Phil Ortega tosses a 5 hit complete game to collect the easy win. McMullen is the star of the nitecap with 3 hits, 2 RBI and a home run. Bennie Daniels earns his 4th win, with Ron Kline getting his 13th save.
Hubert Burley (Lefty) Atkinson B Jun. 2, 1906 D Feb. 12, 1961
Another “One Game Wonder”, Lefty Atkinson‘s cup of coffee with the Washington Senators came on August 5th, 1927. Credited with 1 at bat, no hits and 1 run scored, Lefty would disappear from the major leagues after his one short day.
Marshall Bridges B Jun. 2, 1931 D Sep. 3, 1990
Pitcher Marshall Bridges spent 7 years in the major leagues, playing for 4 different teams. Starting with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959, he also wore the uniform of the Reds, Yankees and finished off his career with the Senators in 1964 & 1965.
He appeared in 17 games for the Senators in 1964 and 40 games in 1965 pitching in 87.1 innings over those 2 years.
Charles Claude Jones B Jun. 2, 1876 D Apr. 2, 1947
Charlie Jones spent 6 years in the American League. As a “charter” American Leaguer, he first played for the Boston franchise in 1901 when they were known as the Americans. Returning to the AL in 1904, he appeared in 5 games for the Chicago White Stockings. 1905-1907 would be his most active seasons, when he appeared in over 120 games a year with the Senators. He would end his career with the St. Louis Browns in 1908. Primarily an outfielder, Jones also filled in at 1st, 2nd & short.
His best year at the plate for the Senators was 1907 when he hit .265, going 116 for 437 in 121 games.