1928 - In their quest for the pennant, 2nd place Philadelphia is set back twice at Griffith, 6-1 and 5-4. Of historical note, Ty Cobb collects his final hit, 4,191, a double off game one winner, Bump Hadley. Hadley strikes out 8 and allows 6 hits. Garland Braxton tops George Earnshaw in the finale.
1934 - The dreariness of this disappointing season continues for the 1933 AL Champs. Manager-SS Joe Cronin fractures a bone in his arm during a collision with Boston P Wes Ferrell and is finished for the year. It will also be Cronin’s final game played as a Senator, as he will be sold to Boston in the offseason. Ferrell and the Red Sox are the victors in D.C., 6-3.
1948 - It’s the same old song and dance for the Sens at Yankee Stadium. Joe DiMaggio hits 2 home runs in the opener to lead the Yanks past the Senators, 6-2. DiMaggio legs out a 3-run inside-the-park homer off Early Wynn in the nightcap, a 5-2 New York victory. DiMaggio, who came into this doubleheader tied for the RBI lead with Boston’s Vern Stephens at 118, drives in 7 during this twinbill.
1967 - In a 6-3 victory over the Yankees, Frank Howard and Dick Nen homer back-to-back in the top of the 4th to give the Sens the lead. Washington is never headed, as rookie Dick Bosman furnishes a complete game. Tom Tresh is the only Yank that gives Bosman trouble by knocking in 2 runs on 2 hits. Mickey Mantle is limited to one home run, a harmless solo job in the 8th.
Sandalio Simeon Consuegra B Sep. 3, 1920 D Nov. 16, 2005
Another member of the Cuban Connection, Sandy Consuegra made his debut with the 1950 Senators as a 29 year old rookie pitcher. With the Senators through May of 1953, Consuegra’s best season in Washington would be 1952 when he went 6-0 in 30 games with a 3.05 ERA.
Purchased by the Chicago White Sox in 1953, Consuegra would remain on the White Sox roster through mid-May of 1956. Going 16-3 for the 1954 White Sox, he’d be named to the All Star Team that season.
In May of 1956 Cousuegra would be purchased by the Baltimore Orioles. He’d only appear in 4 more games the rest of the season.
Exactly 1 year after being purchased by Baltimore, he’d be released in May of 1957 after only pitching in 5 games. He’d be picked up by the New York Giants, ending his career after 4 games in a Giants uniform.
Michael Joseph Kahoe B Sep. 3, 1873 D May 14, 1949
First appearing in in 3 games with the 1895 version of the Cincinnati Reds, Mike Kahoe wouldn’t return to the majors until 1899, again with Cincinnati.
He’d remain a Red through May of 1901 when he was released and later in the month, picked up by the Chicago National League franchise, then known as the Orphans. Kahoe would finish the 1901 season in Chicago, appear in 4 games for Chicago in 1902 and then jump to the St. Louis Browns.
Kahoe would remain a Brown through the end of 1904 when he was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies. After spending 1905 in Philadelphia, Kahoe wouldn’t appear on a major league roster in 1906.
He’d start the 1907 season in Chicago again, with the National League franchise now known as the Cubs, play only 4 games and be released.
Picked up by the Washington Senators, Kahoe would play in just 17 games in both 1907 and 1908. A light hitting catcher, Kahoe wouldn’t hit above .200 in a Senators uniform. His career ended with the Senators after 4 games in 1909.
John McKittrick Redmond B Sep. 3, 1910 D Jul. 27, 1968
Single Season Senator Jack Redmond was another light hitting catcher who’d play in 22 games, hitting 6 for 34 with 1 double and 1 home run, during the 1935 season.