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This Date in Washington Senators History – Gehrig’s Consecutive game streak reaches 2,130
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.
Anton Christian (Tony) Brottem B Apr. 30, 1891 D Aug. 5, 1929
Playing for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1916 & 1918, Tony Brottem would reappear in the major leagues in 1921, playing just 4 games as a catcher for the Senators and would finish his playing days with the Pittsburgh Pirates that same year.
Robert E. Edmundson B Apr. 30, 1879 D Aug. 14, 1931
Bob Edmundson was another to have a brief career, this one entirely with the Senators. An outfielder who also made 2 pitching appearances, Edmundson played in just 3 games in the 1906 season and would resurface in 1908 to play in 26 games.
Kenneth Leo Retzer B Apr. 30, 1934 Still living