April 2017 archive

Apr 06

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 6 Senators Birthdays Charles Melton Luskey B Apr. 6, 1876 D Dec. 20, 1962 Washington, DC native Charlie Luskey joined the ranks of Senators Short Timers in September of 1901. Arriving on the major league scene as a 25 year old rookie as the Senators wound down their inaugural season, Luskey would make it …

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Apr 06

Wilkerson hits for the Cycle

April 6, 2005 In Philadelphia at Citizens Park the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3; the Nats victory was the first by a Washington major league baseball team in thirty three and a half years. The Nationals Brad Wilkerson went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle. The cycle was Wilkerson’s second of …

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Apr 05

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bosman pitches a Gem

April 5 1971 Dick Bosman pitches a six-hit shutout as the Washington Senators beat the Oakland Athletics, 8 – 0. This will turn out to be the last Opening Day game to be played in Washington, D.C. After the season, Senators owner Bob Short will move the franchise to the Lone Star State to resume …

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Apr 04

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Big Race

April 4 1948 Prior to an exhibition game in Orlando between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Senators, A’s owner-manager Connie Mack, age 85, and Senators’s owner Clark Griffith, age 78, stage a footrace. After entering the field in an ambulance, Mack and Griffith race from 3rd base to home plate and finish in a tie. …

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Apr 03

My Almost Unbelievable Story

As the baseball season swings into action, just the thought of all the excitement brings back so many of my fondest memories of Griffith Stadium. My almost unbelievable baseball story should commence by saying that as a kid, I was a baseball nut. I loved watching the Washington Senators play and every chance that I …

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Apr 03

3 Keys to success for the Nationals in 2017

Washington sports fans are a demanding lot. We’re not satisfied with merely winning. We are disappointed if our teams don’t improve. We’re not entitled like New Yorkers, who expect to contend for a championship every year. But neither do we feel cursed, like Cubs fans before their team broke its 107-year record of futility last …

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Apr 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – Welcome back Goose

April 3 1938 Goose Goslin returns to the Washington Senators for his third, and final, stint. Goslin, who played for the Senators from 1920 through 1930 and again in 1933, has the distinction of making it to the World Series with all 3 of Washington’s pennant winning teams (1924, 1925 & 1933) and would also …

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Apr 02

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 2 1972 Former Senators and current Mets manager Gil Hodges dies of a heart attack at West Palm Beach, Florida, two days shy of his 48th birthday. Senators Birthdays Joseph Bernard Stanley B Apr. 2, 1881 D Sep. 13, 1967 Washington native Joe Stanley made a very brief appearance with the National League Washington …

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Apr 01

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 1 Senators Birthdays Three more birthday boys join the Senators ranks this April 1st. Once again, we find an example of a player who spent a short time with the Senators during a relatively long major league career and another who would add a footnote to his statistics by finishing out his major league …

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