Gary Sarnoff

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Name: Gary Sarnoff
Date registered: February 18, 2012

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  1. 1926 Washington Senators (Part 7) — June 27, 2014
  2. 1926 Washington Senators (Part 6) — June 26, 2014
  3. 1926 Washington Senators (Part 5) — April 14, 2014
  4. Washington Senators – 1926 (Part 4) — April 8, 2014
  5. Washington Senators – 1926 Opening Day — March 19, 2014

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Jun 27

1926 Washington Senators (Part 7)

Ty Cobb and his Tigers returned to Washington for their third and final series at Griffith Stadium in 1926. Cobb behaved himself – on the field. Before the first game he delivered a letter to the Washington Senators office, addressed to Griffith. The letter was clearly intended to get Griffith’s goat: “Dear Sir: “On our …

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Jun 26

1926 Washington Senators (Part 6)

The two-time defending American League champs continued to play mediocre baseball at the beginning of the season’s second half. Manager Harris assured the sportswriters that the pennant race was far from over and the Nationals still had a solid chance. But after the fifth place Senators lost to Cleveland on July 19th, they fell ten …

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Apr 14

1926 Washington Senators (Part 5)

Bobby Reeves

Senators scout Joe Engel had on eye on a shortstop at Georgia Tech throughout the spring. So did the Indians and Braves, but Engel was the one who got the collegian’s signature on a contract. Bobby Reeves was a terrific all-around athlete from Chattanooga. At Georgia Tech he starred on the football and baseball, and …

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Apr 08

Washington Senators – 1926 (Part 4)

Babe Ruth

   The Senators rode the momentum of Walter Johnson’s amazing opening day performance to win two of the next three from the Athletics. Washington won the second game of the season, 3-1, behind another well-pitched game, this one by Stan Coveleski, Washington’s other twenty-game winner in 1925. In fact, the only run allowed by Coveleski …

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Mar 19

Washington Senators – 1926 Opening Day

Walter Johnson

Washington Senators – 1926 – Part 3 Walter Johnson By Edwin Marshall, age 10. Springfield, Illinois                    My favorite ball player is Walter Johnson. I like him best because I want to be a pitcher like him. He is tall. He has a strong arm. He has lots of speed and everything a pitcher should …

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Mar 09

1926 Washington Senators – Spring Training (Part 2)

“Get Philadelphia” That was the motto of the Senators 1926 spring training session in Tampa. In 1925, the young and enthusiastic Philadelphia Athletics surprised the experts with a strong hitting attack and deep pitching staff, and by holding first place into August before the pressure of the pennant unraveled the team and sent them into …

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Mar 06

1926 Washington Senators – Part One

     Could the Washington Senators win a third consecutive American League pennant?  Most believed the answer was no. Then again, nobody expected the Nats to win the 1924 pennant and World Series and the 1925 pennant. Now in 1926, were those so-called experts, once again, underestimating the Senators?    Back in 1924, shortly before the …

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Nov 11

Moe Berg Reports To The Senators In Biloxi in 1933

Where was Moe Berg? His where-a-bouts where unknown. Was he okay? All catchers, along with all pitchers and rookies, were required by rookie manager Joe Cronin to report to spring training in Biloxi, Mississippi, before the rest of the squad. All complied with the rookie manager’s wishes. All accept for Berg. The last word about …

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Oct 25

1933 Washington Senators (Part 7)

The hopes of a World Championship in the 1933 dream season of the Washington Senators appeared to be over. The Giants took a 3-0 lead in Game Five, and they sent General Crowder to the showers after 5 1/3 innings. With a runner on second, only one out, and with the Giants threatened to put …

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Oct 24

1933 Washington Senators (Part 6)

At the White House, two of America’s most beloved were surrounded about one-hundred sportswriters on the morning of October 6th.  The Writers listened as one of those American Heroes spoke while he had his arms around the other hero: “During the 1920 presidential campaign, I walked into the lobby and found the crowd, which I …

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