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Apr 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

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1913 Having already defeated the newly renamed New York Yankees on Opening Day in Washington, the Senators travel to New York for the Yankees first ever game at the Polo Grounds. The Senators spoil New York’s debut, winning 9-3.

1951 In the first ever “Opening Day” night game, the Senators defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 6-1 in Philly. 40 year old pitcher Connie Marrero gets the win for Washington.

1953 The Senators lose 7-3 to the Yankees at Griffith Stadium. Mickey Mantle hits a titanic home run off Washington pitcher Chuck Stobbs. The hit is supposedly measured to have traveled 565 feet, beginning the era of the “tape measure” home run.

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