1902 - This would constitute a low scoring tilt if this was played in 2008. In a slugfest, the Nationals outlast Detroit, 8-7. The Nationals spot the Tigers a 3-0, 1st inning lead. Washington pushes single runs across in the bottom of the 3rd and 4th, and put 3 on the board in the 5th and 6th for an 8-3 lead. The lowly Bengals make a game of it by pulling to within a run in the 8th, but Case Patten gets the final 3 outs for the Nats victory and a 4 game series sweep.
1912 - The 16 game winning streak of Walter Johnson comes to an end due to the AL rules at the time. Johnson loses to the Browns, 4-3, when he relieves Tom Hughes in the top of the 7th with two Brown baserunners on base. The inherited runners score on an ensuing single by Pete Compton, which breaks a 2-2 tie. The runs are charged to Johnson, which hands him the defeat.
1933 - Another streak is halted when the Nats Heinie Manush‘s goes hitless against the Tribe’s Wes Ferrell. Manush’s 33 game hit streak is history and the Nats are tripped in 11 innings at Cleveland, 5-4.
1955 - If only the Senators played like this all year. At Comiskey, Chicago starter Dick Donavan cannot get out of the 1st, with the Sens pinning 6 runs on the future expansion Nat. Every Washington batsmen collects at least 1 hit in a 10-0 pummeling of Chicago. Jose Valdivielso hits a big 3-run triple, to compliment Eddie Yost‘s home run and RBI singles from Carlos Paula and Clint Courtney, in the 6-run 1st. Roy Sievers adds a 2-run homer in the 2nd and Mickey Vernon contributes a 2-run single in the 3rd to round out the Nats scoring. Pedro Ramos tosses a nifty 2-hit complete game to earn his 4th win of the year.
Thomas F. Drohan B Aug. 26, 1887 D Sep. 17, 1926
Senators Short Timer Tom Drohan sipped on his cup of big league coffee on May 1, 1913. Appearing in 2 games, Drohan pitched 2 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 2 and departing the Senators and the major leagues, with a lifetime ERA of 9.00.
William Booth Hopper B Aug. 26, 1891 D Jan. 14, 1965
Another pitcher, Bill Hopper began his brief major league career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1913. Pitching in just 3 games in both 1913 & 1914 for St. Louis, Hopper would depart the Cardinals with an 0-3 record.
On the roster of the 1915 Washington Senators, Hopper would see a little more action, making his way into 13 games. He’d leave Washington with a record of 0-1 and an ERA of 4.60, concluding his major league career.
Elmer Edward Klumpp B Aug. 26, 1906 D Oct. 18, 1996
Catcher Elmer Klumpp is another addition to the Senators Short Timer club, appearing in 12 games during the 1934 season. Klumpp would go 2 for 15 (.133 BA) before leaving the Senators.
In 1937, Klumpp would get another brief shot in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers where he’d only go 1 for 11 at the plate, playing his last big league game in early May.
EuGene Moore Jr. B Aug. 26, 1909 D Mar. 12, 1978
Outfielder Gene Moore spent 14 major league seasons being shuttled between 6 different franchises, with 2 separate stints in a Boston Bees uniform.
Starting his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1931, where he played in just 4 games, Moore would return to the majors in 1933, appearing in just a few games for the St. Louis Cardinals each year from 1933 to 1935.
Returning with the Boston Bees in 1936, Moore would have his most active season, appearing in 151 games where he’d hit .290. Moore would remain in Boston in 1937, hit .283 in 148 games and would be selected to the National League All Star roster, although he wouldn’t play in the mid-summer classic.
Moore would remain in Boston through 1938 and then be traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers where he’d play in 1939. After just 10 games with the Dodgers in 1940, the Bees would think better of Moore’s departure and purchase him back from Brooklyn. He’d stay in Boston for the 1941 season, when the franchise renamed the team the Braves.
1942 would find Moore in the uniform of the Washington Senators but he’d only play in 1 game that season. Returning with the Senators in 1943, Moore would appear in 92 games, hitting .268 with 39 RBI’s.
Prior to the 1944 season, Moore would be traded one last time, this time to the St. Louis Browns, in exchange for Rick Ferrell. Actually the trade for Ferrell was for a player named Tony Giuliani, but Giuliani refused the trade so Moore was sent to St. Louis to complete the deal.
Moore would make his only World Series appearance in 1944 with the St. Louis Browns, where he’d hit a disappointing .182 in 22 AB. He’d finish his major league career in 1945 with the Browns.