April 2017 archive

Apr 24

The Passion of Senators Fans in 1969: The Raucous Welcome for the Nats at Friendship Airport

(Part 1 of a 3-part series) Starved for a winner, Washington baseball fans went a little crazy when it looked like they might actually get one in 1969. Once the thrill of having Ted Williams on board as manager wore off, the team had to prove themselves in the standings. After 16 years of losing …

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Apr 24

Healthy Zimmerman makes a big difference for Nats

One big difference between the Nationals and New York Mets that allowed the Nats to sweep the weekend series with their National League East rivals was overall team health. Several key members of the Mets’ lineup were out with injuries all weekend, while the Nats’ starting lineup was intact by Sunday. One member of the …

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Apr 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 24 1923 – President Warren G. Harding witnesses the first shutout thrown at Yankee Stadium. The victims were the Washington Senators, who lose 4-0 to the Yankees. Babe Ruth homers for the victors. The Senators would end the season in 4th place with a 75-78 record. Senators Birthday Harry Harper B April 24, 1895 …

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Apr 23

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 6 Senators 4

Philadelphia Athletics 6, Washington Senators 4 The Washington Senators can not overcome errors. The team’s losing streak reaches three. Game Played on Wednesday, April 23, 1924 (D) at Shibe Park WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 – 4 9 3 PHI A 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 …

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Apr 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Johnson pitches his 5th Opening Day shutout

April 23 1903 – The New York Highlanders won their first major-league game with a 7-2 decision over the Washington Senators. Pitcher Harry Howell gets the win for New York. 1919 – Walter Johnson records his 5th Opening Day shutout, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0 in 13 innings. Click here for the Box Score. 1969 …

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Apr 22

Almost Perfect – Big Train’s No Hitter

As most of you know by now Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox tossed a perfect game yesterday. Humber’s perfect game was the 21st perfect game in Major League history. This morning I wanted to see how close Washington’s Walter Johnson came to pitching a perfect game during his July 1, 1920 no-hit game …

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Apr 22

Remembering 1924 – Yankees 6 Senators 3

New York Yankees 6, Washington Senators 3 The Senators star first baseman Joe Judge extends his hitting streak to seven games as Yanks even the series by winning game four. Game Played on Tuesday, April 22, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 – 6 14 …

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Apr 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 22 1903 – The American League’s New York Highlanders, the relocated Baltimore Orioles, make their debut in Washington, losing to the Senators by a score of 3-1. Jack Chesbro is charged with the loss for New York. 1959 – In Griffith Stadium, the New York Yankees’ Whitey Ford pitches 14 innings, striking out 15 …

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Apr 21

Remembering 1924 – Yankees 4 Senators 2

New York Yankees 4, Washington Senators 2 The Senators star first baseman Joe Judge extends his hitting streak to six games as Yanks take game three of the four game series. Game Played on Monday, April 21, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 4 …

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Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

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