Art Audley

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Name: Art Audley
Date registered: December 28, 2011

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Apr 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 19 1920 Al Schacht, who later became the “Clown Prince of Baseball,” was all business as he pitched the Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. 1961 The expansion Senators lose their first road game in Chicago by a score of 6-1. Former Senators pitcher Early (Gus) Wynn gets the 286th victory …

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Apr 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 18 1960 – Playing their last season in Washington, the original Senators start the season with a 10-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams, playing in his last season, would hit a 500 foot home run in his first at bat, giving him a career total of 493, tying him with Lou …

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Apr 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 17 1913 Having already defeated the newly renamed New York Yankees on Opening Day in Washington, the Senators travel to New York for the Yankees first ever game at the Polo Grounds. The Senators spoil New York’s debut, winning 9-3. 1951 In the first ever “Opening Day” night game, the Senators defeat the Philadelphia …

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Apr 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

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April 16 1940 On Opening Day at Griffith Stadium, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt throws the ceremonial first pitch. The Washington Senators, enroute to a 64-90 record and 7th place finish, lose to Lefty Grove and the Boston Red Sox by the score of 1 – 0. 1940 Washington Senators roster Senators Birthdays Bernard Keith …

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Apr 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

President Eisenhower

April 15 April 15, 1957-President Dwight Eisenhower throws out the traditional first pitch of the year. The ball that the President tossed was the 10th millionth Spalding baseball to be used in Major League Baseball play. Camilo Pascual suffers the defeat as the Senators fall to the Orioles 7-6 in 11 innings in front of …

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Apr 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 14 1910 President William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States starts an American tradition by throwing out the ceremonial “first pitch”. Catching the ball is Senators pitcher Walter Johnson who throws a one-hitter, winning 3-0 over the Philadelphia Athletics. The only hit for the A’s is a Frank Baker double. 1961 Washington’s …

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Apr 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

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April 13 1921 The Washington Senators lose their home opener, 6 – 3, to the Boston Red Sox. Senators pitcher Walter Johnson leaves after four innings, the first time he has failed to finish an Opening Game. In attendance are new U.S. President Warren G. Harding, former president Woodrow Wilson, and VP Calvin Coolidge. 1926 …

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Apr 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 12 Senators Birthdays All three of today’s birthday boys share the distinction of playing briefly for the Senators at the end of their respective careers. Samuel Lester Agnew B Apr. 12, 1887 D Jul. 19, 1951 Catcher Sam Agnew began his 7 year major league journey with the St. Louis Browns in April of …

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Apr 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – Umpire Emmett Ashford breaks color barrier

Emmett Ashford

April 11 1966 – Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and 44,467 other fans are in attendance as the Washington Senators lose to the Cleveland Indians by the score of 5-2. Washington carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning when the Indians score 4 runs to seal the victory. “Sudden” Sam McDowell gets credit for …

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Apr 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

Cliff Blankenship

April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators lose the opener 8-0. Pete Richert is tagged with the loss for Washington. Mickey Mantle plays 1st base for the first time in his career. Bill Robinson and Elston Howard homer …

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