September 2017 archive

Sep 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Final Game

September 30 1924 48 year old Washington coach Nick Altrock pitches two innings and becomes the oldest player to hit a triple. Altrock’s RBI triple is greatly aided by the Red Sox outfielders casually strolling after the ball. Nonetheless, the AL champs are decked in Fenway, 13-1, in the regular season finale. 1927 The Babe …

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Sep 30

SHORT STILL STINKS!!!

September 30. 1971 In front of 14,460 fans the Washington Senators outscored the New York Yankees 7-5 and lose the final game the team will play at RFK stadium. The Yankees win this game by forfeit as Senators’ fans show Robert Short how they really feel about his decision to move the team to Texas. …

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Sep 29

Beware of Bats and Balls

September 29, 1943 Washington D.C At Griffith stadium the 2nd place Washington Senators (82-67) and the 3rd place Cleveland Indians (79-69) are scheduled to play a twi-night doubleheader. During the first game the Senators held a 6-1 lead over the Indians. In the top of the ninth inning the Indians’ third baseman Ken Keltner hit …

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Sep 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Washington clinches their first pennant

September 29 1913 On George McBride Day, honoring the Nats SS, Walter Johnson collects his 36th victory of the year, beating the A’s, 1-0. 1924 Babe Ruth wakes his slumbering teammates to deliver the bad news: The Senators are the American League champions. With the Yankees rained out in Philadelphia, Washington clinches their first pennant …

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Sep 29

Remembering 1924 – Senators clinch AL Pennant

Washington Senators 4, Boston Red Sox 2         Day Discrepancies Game Played on Monday, September 29, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park WAS A 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 4 13 1 BOS A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 9 1 BATTING …

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Sep 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators deny Denny McLain of his 32nd win

September 28 1949 Clinging to 1st place, the Red Sox head into the 9th in Washington nursing a 1-0 edge. Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy, taking no chances, summons Nat killer Mel Parnell to close it. With nothing to play for, the Nats rally to hand the Red Sox a crushing loss, 2-1. Parnell’s wild …

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Sep 28

Remembering 1924

AL Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Washington Senators 154 91 61 2 .599 – 750 598 New York Yankees 153 89 63 1 .586 2.0 798 667 Detroit Tigers 155 86 67 2 .562 5.5 844 780 St. Louis Browns 153 74 78 1 .487 17.0 769 807 Philadelphia Athletics …

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Sep 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Mickey Vernon secures the AL Batting Title

September 27 1905 Tom Hughes shutouts Cleveland for the 5th time this season, a ML record, 5-0, in Washington. Hughes record will be tied by Grover Alexander of the Phillies in 1916 and Larry Jaster with the Cardinals in 1966. 1912 Eddie Collins would comment that he had never known the Big Train to throw …

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Sep 27

Remembering 1924 – Senators have Two game lead with Two games remaining

Washington Senators 7, Boston Red Sox 5 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Saturday, September 27, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park WAS A 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 – 7 9 1 BOS A 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 – 5 8 3 BATTING Washington Senators AB R …

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Sep 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators lead Yankees by one game in AL race

September 26 1924 Their lead now trimmed to 1 game, Washington falls at Boston, 2-1. Two personal streaks of Senator players are halted. Walter Johnson‘s 13 game win streak and Sam Rice‘s 31 game hitting streak 1940 Stringing together 3 straight hits, the Nats rally for 2 in the 9th to defeat the Red Sox, …

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