1903 - The A’s sweep a pair from the 8th place Nationals, 12-1 and 6-5. In the afternoon tilt, Philadelphia’s Rube Waddell is chased in the top of the 6th after spotting the Nats a 5-3 lead. Connie McGeehan relieves for Waddell and slams the door on Washington, as Philly plates 1 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th for the victory.
1910 - At Shibe Park, the Nats fall to the A’s, 7-5. Eddie Collins’ 8th inning home run with 2 aboard off Walter Johnson is the difference maker. For Johnson, this is the first, and last, home run he will surrender in 1910.
1917 - The Senators modest 3 game winning streak comes to a crashing halt in a 16-4 annihilation by the Tigers in D.C. Ty Cobb, future Nat Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt each go 5-for 5, while the “Georgia Peach”, Cobb, scores 5 runs for the first time in his career. Three players collecting 5 hits in the same game ties a ML record for the 20th century. As if that was not enough for Clark Griffith’s beleaguered pitching staff, Detroit’s starting outfield belts 12 hits, tying an AL record.
1918 - Engaged in a scoreless deadlock after 8 innings, Washington puts 3 across in the top of the 9th to shutout the White Sox, 3-0. “Grunting” Jim Shaw of the Nats shuts down the defending World Champions on 3 hits.
1925 - Dipping 2.5 games behind league leading Philadelphia, the Senators are hammered at home by Chicago, 11-1. The personal 13 game win streak of Stan Coveleski comes to an end.
1958 - An 8 run, 3rd inning by Chicago is all she wrote for the guest Nats. Jim Lemon’s homer in the 2nd with two on is his 20th on the year. Eddie Yost cranks a grand slam in the 4th to shave the Pale Hose lead to 8-6, but Luis Aparicio hits a 2-run inside-the-park home run in the home 5th to extend Chicago’s lead to 11-6. The White Sox hold on for the 11-9 victory.
1968 – For the first time in 41 years, an unassisted triple play is recorded. With Indian runners on first and second in the bottom of the 1st, the Tribe’s Joe Azcue lines out to SS Ron Hansen. Hansen steps on second base to double up Cleveland’s Dave Nelson and tags a sliding Russ Snyder for the third out. Frank Howard supplies the offense for the Senators with his 30th home run, but the other Howard, Bruce Howard, cannot supply the pitching in a 10-1 Sens defeat.