1907 - The Nationals take a doubleheader in D.C. from Boston, winning 2-1 and 3-2. Walter Johnson gets credit for the W in the morning contest, the third straight game that Johnson does not issue a walk.
1915 - Two Hall of Famers square off on the mound in St. Louis: Walter Johnson and George Sisler. Sisler wins the battle, 2-1. St. Louis 2B Del Pratt assists Sisler in the 8th when Pratt nabs Horace Milan, Clyde’s brother, with the old hidden ball trick.
1924 - Fans of the Yankees throw in the towel on their team and begin to cheer on the Senators. Goose Goslin, after cycling yesterday, bangs 3 more hits and scores 3 runs, as Washington defeats the Yanks, 5-1. The Big Train handcuffs the Yanks for 7 scoreless frames, before being taken out in the 8th after a batted ball clips his right hand. Washington extends their lead over New York to 1.5 games.
1925 - With the 2nd place A’s dropping their 5th in a row at Detroit, the Sens take care of business in Chicago, blasting the White Sox, 12-1. The Senators increase their bulge over fading Philadelphia to 8.5 games.
1943 - Despite sweeping visiting Philadelphia in two, 5-4 in 11, and 2-1, 2nd place Washington continues to watch the leading Yankees slowly disappearing over the horizon. Mickey Haefner and Dutch Leonard are the winning hurlers for the Nats, who trail the Yanks by 9.5 games.
1963 - Roll call for the Twin players that all homered off the hapless Nats pitching staff: Vic Power (2), Bob Allison (1), Harmon Killebrew (2), Jimmie Hall (1), Bernie Allen (1) and Rich Rollins (1). In all, six different players combined to equal the AL record with 8 home runs in a game. Minnesota is a rude guest and smashes the abysmal Senators, 14-2. Unfortunately for the Senators, that is only the 1st game of a doubleheader. In the nitecap, Nats pitching holds the Twins to only 4 homers and a meager 10 runs. Somehow, Washington still come up short, 10-1. It must have been the umpiring. If you are keeping track, Minnesota scores 24 runs and 35 hits to Washington’s 3 runs and 11 hits in this doubleheader to forget.
Adlai Wendell (Gus) Bono B Aug. 29, 1894 D Dec. 3, 1948
Gus Bono first showed up on the 1920 Senators roster in mid-September. Appearing in 4 games, with 1 start, Bono pitched in just a little over 12 innings, giving up 17 hits, 12 earned runs, 6 walks and only struck out 4. He’d finish his career at the end of the season with an 8.76 ERA.
Gilbert Eugene (Lefty) Schegg (born Gilbert Eugene Price) B Aug. 29, 1889 D Feb. 27, 1963
Lefty Schegg spent 1 week on the Senators roster in August of 1912, appearing in 2 games. Schegg would start 1 game, finish the other, giving up 7 hits, 4 walks, striking out 3 and would be charged with 1 wild pitch in just over 5 innings of work. His last game would come 2 days before his 23rd birthday.