1906 - At Washington, the Nats sweep a pair from the White Sox‚ 5-4 and 4-3. The Nats plate 3 runs in the 9th off Ed Walsh in game one to snap the White Sox’s, AL record, 19 game winning streak.
1911 - In the first of two at Detroit, the Senators mop up the Tigers, 16-2. Detroit, attempting to change their luck in the nitecap, elects to bat first and edges Washington, 7-6.
1924 - Remaining in a tie atop the AL standings with New York, the Senators blank the Browns at Griffith, 2-0, in tilt that is called after 7 innings due to rain. Walter Johnson picks up his 6th shutout of the year, pitching 7 innings of no-hit ball.
1934 - Rookie Schoolboy Rowe of Detroit writes his name into the AL record books by winning his 16th straight, beating the Nats, 4-2. The Tigers trail, 2-1, in the top of the 9th, when Rowe, a good hitting pitcher, singles for the game-winning RBI. The 16 consecutive wins ties the AL mark held by Walter Johnson, Joe Wood and Lefty Grove.
1961 - Now losers of 7 straight, Washington is whitewashed at home by the Tigers, 6-0, in an 8 inning, rain shortened affair. Jim Bunning pitches a 2-hitter, upping his ledger to 15-9.
1964 - In Yankee Stadium, Whitey Ford gets his first victory in nearly 6 weeks, defeating the Senators, 4-1. Yankee Al Downing, more known for surrendering Hank Aaron‘s 715th career home run, strikes out the side in the 9th.
1965 - The Sens collect solo home runs from Frank Howard, Ken McMullen and Jim King at Fenway, but Boston’s Earl Wilson strikes out 13, as Washington falls, 8-3. 1966 NL Cy Young winner, Mike McCormick (6-7), is the losing pitcher.
1971 - Thanks to a 4 spot in the 6th inning, the Senators escape Anaheim with a 5-4 victory over the Angels. Joe Grzenda pitches 4 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the save for Denny McLain. Howard, Del Unser, Dave Nelson and Jeff Burroughs each rack up 2 hits to lead the 11 hit Senators attack. SS Toby Harrah‘s 2-run single in the 6th proves to be the decisive blow.
Richard Kelley Smith B Aug. 25, 1944 Still Living
Dick Smith joins the ranks of Single Season Senators thanks to the 21 games he appeared in during the 1969 season. Playing in left field, Smith would only manage to hit .107 (3 for 28) with 3 walks in just over a month with the Senators in August and September of ’69.
James Arthur Stevens B Aug. 25, 1889 D Sep. 25, 1966
Jim Stevens makes the all-time Senators roster having appeared in just 2 games during the 1914 season. Stevens would pitch in a total of 3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 1 hit batsman and departing with a lifetime ERA of 9.00.