July 2017 archive

Jul 31

Washington needs sports stars like Howard, Zimmerman

Marty Niland July 30, 2017 was a day Nationals fans should long remember. On that sunny Sunday afternoon, they got to celebrate a baseball milestone along with two men who became stars at times when their teams and fans needed it. In the third inning of the Nats’ 10-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Ryan …

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Jul 31

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’52 Senators are still in the pennant race

July 31 1909 – Once again, the Nats offense fails to score a run for Walter Johnson in a home 1-0 defeat to the White Sox in the first of two. The Nats narrowly avoid being no-hit by Sox P Bill Burns when Otis Clymer singles with 2 outs in the 9th. Washington cannot find …

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Jul 31

Remembering 1924 – Senators 1, Tigers 0

                    Washington Senators 1, Detroit Tigers 0 Game Played on Thursday, July 31, 1924 (D) at Navin Field   WAS A 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 4 0 DET A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – …

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Jul 30

Ryan Zimmerman is the D.C. Baseball All-Time HR Leader

Ryan Zimmerman surpassed, Frank Howard as the D.C. Baseball All-Time HR Leader, this afternoon. Ryan, is the only player in D.C. Baseball History to have hit 20 or more home runs in 7 seasons   Rank Number of Home Runs HR 1 Ryan Zimmerman 239 2 Frank Howard 237 3 Roy Sievers 184 4 Bryce Harper 148 5 …

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Jul 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coveleski’s 13 game win streak ends

July 30 1903 – The A’s sweep a pair from the 8th place Nationals, 12-1 and 6-5. In the afternoon tilt, Philadelphia’s Rube Waddell is chased in the top of the 6th after spotting the Nats a 5-3 lead. Connie McGeehan relieves for Waddell and slams the door on Washington, as Philly plates 1 in …

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Jul 30

Hansen’s Unassisted Triple Play

July 30, 1968 On a hot evening at Cleveland Stadium the 5,937 fans in attendance witnessed a baseball rarity. In the bottom of the 1st inning the Cleveland Indians had runners on 1st and 2nd base when Joe Azcue lined a ball to the Washington Senators shortstop Ron Hansen. Before anyone knew what had happened …

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Jul 30

Remembering 1924 – Senators 7, Tigers 4

                  Washington Senators 7, Detroit Tigers 4   Game Played on Wednesday, July 30, 1924 (D) at Navin Field   WAS A 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 – 7 10 2 DET A 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – …

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Jul 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 29 1915 After whiffing in his first 3 AB’s, Walter Johnson wins his own game with a deep hit to CF in the bottom of the 10th. Washington defeats Cleveland, 2-1. The Nats move above the .500 mark for good. 1931 The Nats are allergic to home plate as they tie another record of …

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Jul 29

Remembering 1924 – Indians 4, Senators 2

        Cleveland Indians 4, Washington Senators 2 Day Game Played on Tuesday, July 29, 1924 (D) at Dunn Field WAS A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 2 6 0 CLE A 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 x – 4 9 1 BATTING Washington Senators …

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Jul 28

Remembering 1924 – Indians 2, Senators 1

        Cleveland Indians 2, Washington Senators 1 Day Game Played on Monday, July 28, 1924 (D) at Dunn Field WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 1 6 1 CLE A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x – 2 7 0 BATTING Washington Senators …

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