1908 Walter Johnson fans 15 Browns, a career best, as Washington upends St. Louis, 2-1, in 16 innings. Johnson, now at 1-5 on the season as he still recovers from an operation to remove an ear abscess, will go on to win 13 of his final 17 decisions.
1925 The Senators suffer a temporary setback in their quest to repeat as AL Champs, dropping two to visiting Chicago, 10-5 and 6-2. The Sox rough up Walter Johnson in the first game, as Ted Lyons gets the win. In the finale, Chicago’s Spencer Harris hits his first big league homer, a grand slam off Curly Ogden. While Harris will only hit two more ML homers, he will wind up as the all time minor league leader in runs, hits, doubles and total bases.
1927 For the final time in his illustrious career, Walter Johnson finds his name in the win column. Johnson wins his 417th game in a 12-2 Nats bouncing of Chicago. With the Nats sitting 14 back of the rapidly disappearing Yankees, manager Bucky Harris decides to go with younger pitchers for the rest of the season.
1939 Washington starting P Ken Chase gets the best of Bob Feller in a 2-0 Senator home victory. Chase has a no-hitter for 8 innings before Cleveland’s Skeeter Weeb breaks it up. Chase will give up another hit before escaping with the shutout win.
1956 P Paul Foytack fans 15 Senators, a Tiger club record for strikeouts, but a 3-run, top of the 8th inning rally is enough for Washington to subdue Detroit, 6-5. Chuck Stobbs, in relief of starter Pedro Ramos, receives credit for the win to even his season log to 8-8.
1964 Chuck Hinton‘s 3-run home run in the bottom of the 5th stands in the Nats 4-3 win over the Tribe. Sens P Claude Osteen walks none and strikes out 8 for his 9th victory of the year. For Cleveland starter Luis Tiant, it is his first ML loss after tossing complete game victories in his first two major league appearances.
1971 In the Twin Cities, Del Unser, Bernie Allen, Don Billings and Dave Nelson lead the hit parade in a 7-1 Nats rout of Minnesota. Frank Howard collects his 51st and 52nd RBI’s with a 3rd inning double of loser Jim Perry. Nats pitchers Bill Gogolewski and Joe Grzenda combine to hold the Twins to 4 hits and 8 strikeouts.
Constantine Nicholas (Gus) Keriazkos B Jul. 28, 1931 D May 4, 1996
Gus Keriazkos played for 3 different teams, with a grand total of 28 games appeared in over that span.
Originally signed by the White Sox, Keriazkos would appear in 1 game in 1950, pitching for 2.1 innings and giving up 7 hits and 5 runs, being charged with the loss.
Traded to the Senators in June of 1954 for Sonny Dixon, Keriazkos would pitch in 22 games, finishing the season with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 3.77.
Traded once again, this time to the Kansas City Athletics for Al Sima in early 1955, Keriazkos would play in 5 games for the Athletics, leaving Kansas City, and the majors, in September of 1955.
“Gus” Keriazkos career record
Paul Willard McCullough B July 28, 1898 D Nov. 7, 1970
Paul McCullough spent 1 week and 1 day on the Senators roster in July of 1929. During that brief span he pitched in 3 games, leaving with no offical W/L record in 7.1 innings pitched, giving up 7 hits and 7 runs and an ERA of 8.59.
Paul McCullough career record