Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 31 1920 – In a morning-afternoon doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, the Yankees outscore the Senators, 7-6 and 10-7. In the early bird contest, Sens reliever Al Schacht gives up 3 ninth inning runs for the 7-6 Sens defeat. 38,000 fans on hand for the PM tilt witness Walter Johnson‘s 4.2 innings of ineffective …

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May 31

Remembering 1924 – Senators 12, Boston Red Sox 0

Washington Senators 12, Boston Red Sox 0 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Saturday, May 31, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park   WAS A 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 – 12 17 0 BOS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 5 4 BATTING Washington Senators AB …

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May 30

Big Train’s Last Shutout

May 30, 1927 Walter “The Big Train” Johnson gave up only three hits as he led the Washington Senators (18-18) to a 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox (10-26). The shutout will be the Big Train’s “Major League Record” 110th career shutout and the last one of his illustrious career. Walter Johnson’s shutout record …

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May 30

Mickey’s Horsehide

I received a wonderful e-mail from Jim Vankoski, this morning. Mark, thought you would get a kick out of this. Jay saw Mickey’s Horsehide on our website. His father Jim Small was only 20 years old when he signed it playing for Detroit. That now makes  him 80 . Most likely the youngest player to sign. With …

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May 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Earl Whitehill’s no-hit bid broken by a 9th inning single

May 30 1912 – Floundering with a 17-21 record, the Senators purchase the contract of 1B Chick Gandil from Montreal of the International League. With Manager Griffith immediately placing Gandil in the lineup, the Sens reel off 17 straight wins to rise from 6th to 2nd place. 1913 – Harry Hooper of Boston leads off …

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May 30

Remembering 1924 – Senators and Red Sox split a doubleheader

Boston Red Sox 9, Washington Senators 4 (1)   Game Played on Friday, May 30, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park   WAS A 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 – 4 8 0 BOS A 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 x – 9 10 2   BATTING Washington Senators …

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May 29

Wounded Warriors were part of 1945 contenders

Every game at Nationals Park, the Nats and their fans pay tribute to members of the United States military who have recently returned from combat, some who were wounded in the line of duty. The fans seemed especially appreciative of World War II veterans in Sunday’s pregame Memorial Day Tribute, giving them a rousing welcome. …

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May 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Killebrew’s Homers lead Senators over O’s 6-5

May 29 1912 – Boston batters draw 15 walks and tag Nats pitching with 18 hits and 21 runs in a 21-8 shellacking at Fenway. The Sens score 11 runs in the second game, but it is still not enough as the Red Sox win 12-11. 1917 – The Boston pitching duo of Dutch Leonard …

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May 29

Remembering 1924

The Washington Senators did not play on this date. The team is five and half games out of first place. AL Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Boston Red Sox 33 20 12 1 .625 – 194 124 New York Yankees 32 20 12 0 .625 – 166 144 Detroit Tigers …

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May 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 28 1903 – A 5-4 loss to the Boston Americans at the Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston starts a 9 game losing streak for Washington. Tom Loftus‘s men will complete the year with a last place, 43-94 record, 47.5 GB the pennant winning Americans. 1920 – With Clyde Milan going 5-for-5, the Senators hold …

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