1909 - 7 walks, 4 wild pitches and 1 hit batsman is the Big Train’s line for the day. A loss? Nope. Johnson strikes out 10 Highlanders and picks up the 7-4 win in the opener of a doubleheader at Hilltop Park. New York takes the finale, 6-3.
1949 - 21,818 fans come out to Griffith on this Sunday afternoon for a doubleheader against Detroit. The crowd will be silent all day as the Nats do not score a run in either game. Virgil “Fire” Trucks whitewashes the Nats in game one, 9-0 and Hutchinson keeps the Nats bats silent in game two, 7-0.
1969 - Manager Ted Williams may have blamed tonight’s Senators loss on President Richard Nixon. The President arrives in the top of the 8th inning with the Senators and Orioles tied at 0. Baltimore will promptly score runs in the 8th and 9th innings for the 2-0 victory in D.C. More than likely, Teddy Ballgame blamed the loss on the Sens continuing inability to solve O’s hurler, Dave McNally, who runs his record to 10-0 on the year with the complete game 2-hitter.
1970 - Mike Epstein‘s hot bat drives in 8, but the Sens fight an uphill battle to rally from an early 7-2 deficit. The Sens fall short in their comeback, as Baltimore hangs on for the 12-10 victory. In the nite-cap, the Senators face a slightly less daunting task and succeed in fighting back from a 2-0 hole. Bernie Allen‘s 2-out homer in the top of the 9th ties the match at 2-2. When Baltimore starter P Jim Hardin departs after 10 innings, former Senator Pete Richert comes in and keeps his ex-team at bay for the next 3 innings with scoreless, 1 hit pitching. Baltimore’s Merv Rettenmund ends it with an RBI single in the 13th that scores Davey Johnson for the 3-2 Oriole victory.
Arnold Revola (Red) Anderson B Jun. 19, 1912 D Aug. 7, 1972
Pitcher Red Anderson appeared in 2 games for the Senators in the late season of 1937 and did not return to the Senators until 1940, when he appeared in another 2 games. His most active season would be 1941 when he appeared in 32 games, posting a 4-6 record with an ERA of 4.18. Overall, his career record was 5-8 with an ERA of 4.35.
Chester Robert (Chet) Boak B Jun. 19, 1935 D Nov. 28, 1983
Chet Boak had 2 brief appearances in the majors with the Kansas City Athletics in 1960 and the expansion Senators in 1961. He appeared in 5 games with each team, only managing 2 hits in 20 AB.