Jul 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coveleski wins 12th in a row

Stan Coveleski

Stan Coveleski

July 20

1904 – Believing that his best years are behind him, Washington unloads P Al Orth to the Highlanders for pitchers Tom Hughes and Barney Wolfe. Smiling Al will return to form in New York by posting an 11-6 record this season and winning 27 in 1906.

1918 – Johnson goes all the way again in downing Chicago, 6-1. The Nats plate 4 runs in the home 4th off the Sox’s Frank Shellenback.

1924 – In Washington, the Nats come out victors, coming from behind to beat the Browns, 5-4. Allan Russell, in relief of the Big Train, is the winner. Washington remains in 2nd place in a tight, 3-team, battle for 1st place.

1925 – With Stan Coveleski winning his 12th decision in a row, Washington disposes of Cleveland rather easily, 9-1, in Cleveland.

1948 – AL President Will Harridge announces that umpire Bill McGowan is suspended for 10 games and fined $500 for his conduct in yesterday’s Washington-Cleveland game. During the 7-6, 11 inning, Senator loss, McGowan had thrown a ball and strike indicator at Sens P Ray Scarborough after Scarborough complained about balls and strikes. When Senator manager Joe Kuhel confronted McGowan about the umpire’s behavior, McGowan immediately ejected Kuhel and several Sens coaches. Later in the game, to prove that Washington fans had come to see him (McGowan) perform, McGowan tosses a ball at Washington’s Ed Stewart in the 10th inning after Stewart disagreed about being out at home.

1962 – Mantle smacks another home run off the Senators to lift New York to a 3-2 win. Mantle connects in the bottom of the 1st off Steve Hamilton. Mantle’s 3-for-4 night raises his on-base percentage to .516.

Senators Birthdays

Harry Delbert Cassady (original spelling “Cassaday”) B Jul. 20, 1880 D Apr. 19, 1969

Outfielder Harry Cassady played in 12 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1904, hitting .205.

Selected off waivers by the Washington Senators in 1905, Cassady would play in just 10 games for the Senators. His BA would drop off considerably and he’d play in his last major league game in late May of that year.

Harry Cassady career record

Oscar Marion Graham B Jul. 20, 1878 D Oct. 15, 1931

One Season Wonder Oscar Graham would go 4-9 for the 1907 Senators with a 3.98 ERA. His last game would be in early August.

Oscar Graham career record

Howard Albert Maple B Jul. 20, 1903 D Nov. 9, 1970

Another One Season Wonder, catcher Howard Maple would play in 44 games for the 1932 Senators, hitting .244. His last game in the majors would be in mid-September.

Howard Maple career record

Henry Emmett (Heinie) Manush B Jul. 20, 1901 D May 12, 1971

Hall Of Famer Heinie Manush‘s career would span 17 seasons, from 1923-1939. Starting with the Detroit Tigers in 1923, Manush would stay with the Tigers through the 1927 season. He would hit .378 in 1926 with 35 doubles, 8 triples and 14 home runs.

Traded to the St. Louis Browns after the 1927 season, Manush would play for the Browns in 1928, 1929 and be traded to the Senators in mid-June of 1930. Manush would have another outstanding year at the plate in 1928 when he’d again hit .378, with 47 doubles, 20 triples and 13 homers.

In mid-June of 1930 Manush was traded, along with Alvin (General) Crowder for Goose Goslin. Playing the remainder of the 1930 season in Washington, Manush would remain in a Senators uniform through 1935. 1932 would be another notable year at the plate for Manush, when he’d hit .342 with 41 doubles, 14 triples and 14 homers.

Manush would be a part of the 1933 Washington Senators pennant winning team, but would hit a disappointing .111 (2 for 18) in World Series play as the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 5 games. Manush would be a part of the 1934 All Star squad, starting in left field.

After the 1935 season, the Senators traded Manush to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Carl Reynolds and Roy Johnson. Manush would only play 1 season for the Red Sox and would be released at the end of 1936.

Picked up by the Brooklyn Dodgers, Manush would play for the Ebbets Field faithful in 1937 but would be released by the Dodgers in mid-May of 1938.

After this release, his services were desired by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manush would finish 1938 in the employ of the Pirates, however after only 10 more games in 1939 he would be released 1 last time in early June, where his major league career would end.

“Heinie” Manush career record