1915 - The Babe and the Big Train square off for the first time as opposing pitchers. Ruth and the hometown Red Sox come from behind to win, 4-3. The Bambino collects the win and goes 2-for-3 with a run scored.
1935 - In the Motor City, Bobo Newsom is silenced, at least for today. P Schoolboy Rowe‘s 5-for-5, 3 RBI performance at the dish, as well as his pitching, leads the Tigers to an 18-2 battering of the Senators. Detroit knocks Newsom around to the tune of 12 runs over 4 innings.
1960 - The Nats pull out a sweep of a doubleheader in Yankee Stadium, winning by the scores of 5-4 and 6-3 in 15 innings. Camilo Pasqual connects for a grand slam in a 5 run National 6th that is the difference in the opener. The second game highlight is Mickey Mantle‘s failure to run out a double play ball that results in Roger Maris injuring himself attempting to break it up. Maris will miss the next 18 games. The Yankee faithful boo Mantle, while Casey Stengel benches the icon. The Senators plate 3 in the 15th off Ralph Terry courtesy of a bases loaded walk to Billy Consolo and 2-run single from Lenny Green.
James Percy Mason B Aug. 14, 1950 Still Living
Shortstop Jim Mason makes the list of “Senators Short Timers” by virtue of the fact that he made his major league debut on September 26th of 1971, just 4 days prior to the expansion Senators playing their last game in Washington.
Mason would go 3 for 9, good for a .333 BA in 3 games as the curtain was falling on the Washington team.
Heading southwest with the franchise to be rebranded as a Texas Ranger in 1972, Mason wouldn’t be nearly as successful at the plate as he was in that Senators debut.
After 2 years in Texas, Mason would be purchased by the New York Yankees where he’d play in 1975 & 1976, appearing in his only League Championship and World Series in 1976.
In 1977, Mason was selected in the expansion draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He’d play just 22 games for Toronto in their inaugural season before being traded back to Texas where he’d spend the remainder of 1977 and 1978.
Mason would be traded one last time after the 1978 season to the Montreal Expos where he’d play in 78 games in 1979, finishing his career.