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This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Johnson beats Newly Named Yankees
April 10, 1913
Behind the superb pitching of Walter Johnson the Washington Senators beat the newly named New York Yankees 2-1. With the Yankees only run being an unearned run, Walter Johnson begins a streak of shutout innings that will reach a record 56 innings.
Walter Johnson will go on to have his greatest season of his career in 1913 as he wins 36 games and only loses 7 games and end the season with an era of 1.14. The Senators’ ace will end the season leading the major league in the following categories.
Earned Run Average – 1.14
Wins – 36
Win-Loss % – .837
Innings Pitched – 346
Strikeouts – 243
Complete Games – 29
Shutouts – 11