Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 30

1897 Violence on the Field

1897 saw an increase in rowydism. None suffered more than the umpires. While the 1897 Mercer Ladies day riot has gotten some press there was one incident in Cincinnati that gets little mention. Cincinnati, Aug. 4. On account of threatening weather only two thousand persons witnessed today’s double header. In the first game Billy Rhines …

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Apr 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gehrig’s Consecutive game streak reaches 2,130

April 30 1939 – The Senators win 3-2, beating the Yankees in New York. Making the game notable is the fact that Lou Gehrig‘s 2,130 consecutive game streak comes to an end today. He is hitting .143 with just 4 hits since the beginning of the season. Senators Birthdays Anton Christian (Tony) Brottem B Apr. …

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Apr 30

Arrested for keeping a Foul Ball

         On April 30, 1901, Charles Clarke, a resident of 740 “H” Street in Northeast Washington was arrested after picking up a foul ball that flew over the grandstand at American League Park and onto Trinidad Avenue. Clarke, described by the Washington Post as weighing over 200 pounds, retrieved the ball and ran to “I” …

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Apr 29

The District’s First Professional Baseball Game

RM Larner, the distinguished sports writers takes pen in hand to reminisce about the first professional base ball game played in Washington, 5 July 1866. The first time the people of Washington were called upon to pay an admission fee to witness a game of baseball in this city was in the summer of 1866. …

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Apr 29

The Great Fan Boycott

Washington has its fair share of bad owners, but the butcher boys from Philly were in a class by themselves. In August 1893 the Wagner’s announce that their will transfer their home games to several cities including Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia. The transfer of games to Philadelphia was done without proper League approval and has …

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Apr 29

Remembering 1924 – Red Sox 15 Senators 6

Boston Red Sox 15, Washington Senators 6 Game Played on Tuesday, April 29, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium BOS A 3 2 0 1 1 6 0 2 0 – 15 13 0 WAS A 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 – 6 10 2 BATTING Boston Red Sox AB   R   H …

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Apr 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 29 1969 – At Tiger Stadium, Senators starter Joe Coleman heads into the bottom of the 9th inning with a 4-2 lead over Detroit. Coleman retires 3B Tom Matchick on a fly to left for the first out, but gives up a single to C Bill Freehan and a walk to PH Dave Campbell. …

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Apr 29

Nats’ National League Debut

April 29, 1886 The Washington Nationals made their National League debut when they played the Philadelphia Quakers at the Swampoodle grounds in Washington D.C. The veteran Philadelphia ball club was managed by Harry Wright and the Washington ball club was managed by Mike Scanlon. The Washington fans were eager to see how their new Nationals …

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Apr 28

Remembering 1924 – Senators 2 Red Sox 2

Washington Senators 2, Boston Red Sox 2 Game Played on Monday, April 28, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium BOS A 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 – 2 6 1 WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 – 2 6 0 BATTING Boston Red Sox AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   …

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Apr 28

Harper’s Major League Debut

April 28, 2012 Washington Nationals left-fielder Bryce “Bam-Bam” Harper went 1-for-3 with one run batted in during his Major League Baseball debut. The 19 year-old Harper, the top pick of the 2010 draft, was called up from the minors two days earlier to replace Ryan Zimmerman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Harper’s lone …

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