1919 - In the opener of a Labor Day twinbill‚ Babe Ruth surrenders 10 Nats hits, but still earns the victory, 2-1. It is the Bambino’s final win in a Red Sox uniform. Ruth’s 7th inning homer in game two breaks a 1 all tie, as the Red Sox broom the Nats, 4-1.
1925 - Philadelphia, riding a 6 game losing skid, arrives in the capital city hoping to close the gap with league leading Washington. The 2nd place A’s are promptly dismantled, 7-3. Senator SS Roger Peckinpaugh drives home 3 as the Nats extend their hold to 4.5 games.
1928 - The New York Times reports on the spectators taking in today’s game at Griffith versus the Yankees: “Approximately 99 percent of the spectators wore their straw hats‚ hoping the Senators would give them a chance to get excited and hurl them away”. Among the attendees is Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover. The Senators do not hurl the fans or Hoover away, with the Yanks winning, 8-3. Bob Meusel is 4-for-4, with 3 RBI for New York.
1935 - With rain pouring the entire 14 innings in Griffith, the Nats douse the Red Sox and Lefty Grove, 2-1. Washington has now defeated Grove 4 out of 5 times this year.
1949 - 13 walks in 9 innings from Sens P Dick Weik does the Senators in at Chicago. The White Sox takes advantage of Weik’s wildness to win, 3-0.
1962 - On a hot and sticky night in Washington, Bob Schmidt‘s 11th inning home run hands the Senators a 3-2 victory over the Angels. Tom Cheney, in a preview of his history making outing at Baltimore later this month, strikes out 10 Angels in 10 innings, but gets a no-decision.
Wilbur Edwin Goebel B Sep. 1, 1898 D Aug. 12, 1959
Brooklyn native Ed Goebel joins the ranks of Senators Short Timers by virtue of his 4 month stay on the Senators roster in 1922.
An outfielder, Goebel would hit 16 for 59 in 37 games with 1 double and 1 home run, compiling a .271 BA.
James Baugh Mallory B Sep. 1, 1918 D Aug. 6, 2001
Another Senators Short Timer, Jim Mallory would play in just 4 games for the 1940 version of the Senators, where he’d hit .167.
Returning to the majors in 1945, Mallory would play in 13 games for the St. Louis Cardinals and another 37 games for the New York Giants in his only other major league season.
Darrah Dean Stone B Sep. 1, 1930 Still Living
Originally signed by the Chicago Cubs, pitcher Dean Stone would spend a brief time in the Cubs organization before being released and signed by the Washington Senators in June of 1949.
Stone would make his first major league appearance in September of 1953, when he’d pitch in 3 games for Washington, compiling an 0-1 record.
Back for the 1954 season with the Senators, Stone would pitch in 31 games posting a 12-10 record with a 3.22 ERA and appear in the 1954 All-Star Game.
Stone would remain with the Senators through late April of 1957 but would never be able to match the success he enjoyed during that first full season.
Stone would pitch in 17 games for the Red Sox the remainder of the 1957 season going 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA.
Stone would not appear in the majors in 1958 but would return in 1959 for 18 games with the St. Louis Cardinals.
After his short stint with the Cards, Stone would not return to the majors until 1962 when he’d split the 1962 season between the freshly minted Houston Colt 45′s and the Chicago White Sox.
Drafted by Houston in the expansion draft, Stone would pitch in 17 games for Houston when he’d be traded to the White Sox, once again for Russ Kemmerer.
Purchased by Baltimore after the season, he’d appear in 17 games for the Orioles in 1963 closing his major league career.