1901 - The Nats score 8 in the bottom of the 8th to knot the Pale Hose at 10-10. The tilt goes to extra innings, when Chicago’s Fred Hartman decks a 3-run home run in the top of the 10th. Clark Griffith of Chicago gets the 13-10 win in relief.
1911 - OF Tilly Walker of the Nats falls a home run short of the cycle in his major league debut. Despite Walker’s impressive showing, Washington is throttled by visiting Chicago, 18-7.
1937 - Washington acquires brothers P Wes and C Rick Farrell, as well as OF Mel Almada, from Boston for P Bobo Newsom and OF Ben Chapman. P Wes will only last over a year in Washington before being released in August, 1938. Rick, however, will stay in Washington for 3 and half more seasons, before being dealt to the Browns in 1941. Rick would return to Washington in 1944 for his second stint, where he garnered a few MVP votes in 1945 for his role in the Senators surprising 2nd place finish. Rick Ferrell would be inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1984.
1950 - In a rain shortened, 5 inning contest in Griffith, the Nats bounce Chicago, 6-0. RHP Sandy Consuegra gets credit for the win in his major league debut.
1952 - The Senators and Red Sox deal again. Washington ships former 2-time All Star and 12 year veteran P Sid Hudson to Boston for former Senator and Hudson teammate, P Walt Masterton and P Randy Gumpert. Gumbert’s claim to fame: He surrendered Mickey Mantle‘s first ever home run.
1956 – In the leadoff game of today’s twin-bill against Detroit, the Nats score 6 runs in the final 3 innings to edge the Bengals, 6-5. Jim Lemon‘s RBI single in the bottom of the 9th wins it. In the second game, Lemon and Roy Sievers each hit a homer, as the Nats hold on for a 12-9 victory to complete the sweep.
1966 - Sonny Siebert of Cleveland no-hits the Senators, 2-0 at Cleveland. The only Nats to reach base are 1B Dick Nen on a walk in the 5th and C Paul Casanova on a fielding error in the 8th. Sens P Phil Ortega pitches 8 effective innings, but see his record fall to 5-3.
Edgar Garland Braxton B Jun. 10, 1900 D Feb. 25, 1966
Pitcher Garland Braxton first appeared in the majors in 1921 with the Boston Braves where he would also spend the 1922 season. He would reappear in the majors on the roster of the New York Yankees in 1925 where he would also spend the 1926 season.
In 1927 he joined the Washington Senators, playing for Washington in 1927-1930. He’d split the 1930 season between the Senators and Chicago White Sox. He’d split 1931 between the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns. Out of the majors for 1932, he’d return to the Browns for 5 last games in 1933.
During his years in Washington he posted a collective record of 38-32, his best ERA was 2.51 in 1928.
Michael Andreas Kreevich B Jun. 10, 1908 D Apr. 25, 1994
Mike Kreevich is another member of the group of 14 players who has the “distinction” of appearing with the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators during his career.
First appearing in the major leagues for 5 games with the 1931 Chicago Cubs, he wouldn’t return to the majors until 1935, this time with the Chicago White Sox. An outfielder, he remained with the White Sox through 1941 appearing in over 100 games a year from 1936 through 1941, batting .323 in 1939 and being selected for the 1938 All-Star game.
In 1942 Kreevich was with the Philadelphia Athletics for 116 games, heading west to spend 1943, 1944 and a goodly portion of 1945 with the St. Louis Browns, appearing in the World Series with the 1944 pennant winning Browns.
He spent his last 45 games in the majors with the 1945 Senators, where, at 37 years of age he still managed to hit .278, going 44 for 158 at bat.
Daniel Knowles MacFayden B Jun. 10, 1905 D Aug. 26, 1972
Another pitcher with a long record, but a short stint with the Senators, Danny MacFayden started his major league journey in August of 1926 with the Boston Red Sox, where he would remain through 1932.
Splitting 1932 between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees, he was with New York through 1934.
After a short stint with the 1935 Cincinnati Reds, he went back to Boston to spend the remainder of the season with the Boston Braves where he would remain through 1939.
1940 found MacFayden on the roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1941 he would appear in 5 games for the Washington Senators, going 0-1, pitching only 7 innings.
He capped off his career in 1943 appearing in a final 10 games for the Boston Braves.
His best season was 1936 when he went 17-13 for Boston (known then as the “Bees”) with a 2.87 ERA.