Mark Hornbaker

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Name: Mark Hornbaker
Date registered: April 15, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Remembering 1924 – Senators 9 Red Sox 6 — April 27, 2017
  2. Sid Hudson blanks Yanks 1-0 on Babe Ruth Day — April 27, 2017
  3. Remembering 1924 – Athletics 2 Senators 0 — April 26, 2017
  4. Washington’s first game in the American League — April 26, 2017
  5. Remembering 1924 – Athletics 6 Senators 5 — April 25, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Walter Johnson – Gone But Not Forgotten — 6 comments
  2. Washington D.C. Baseball History – Spring Training — 4 comments
  3. Looking Back on Jackie Robinson Day – Washington Senators were Behind the Times — 2 comments
  4. 4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting — 2 comments
  5. Remembering 1924 – Browns 15, Senators 14 — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 20

President Truman Greeted by Boo-Birds

On this day in 1951 the Washington Senators invited Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States of America to throw out the first pitch at the team’s home opener on April 20, 1951. The President who is baseball fan accepts the invitation. The President must have been aware that he may not …

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Apr 20

Remembering 1924 – Senators 12 Yankees 3

Washington Senators 12, New York Yankees 3 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Sunday, April 20, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 – 3 10 2 WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2 x – 12 17 1 BATTING New York Yankees AB   …

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Apr 19

Remembering 1924 – Senators 7 Yankees 2

Washington Senators 7, New York Yankees 2 Game Played on Saturday, April 19, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 2 9 3 WAS A 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 x – 7 12 1 BATTING New York Yankees AB   R   H …

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Apr 17

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 4 Senators 3

Philadelphia Athletics 4, Washington Senators 3 Game Played on Thursday, April 17, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium PHI A 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 – 4 7 0 WAS A 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 – 3 7 1 BATTING Philadelphia Athletics AB   R   H RBI      BB  …

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Apr 17

Mantle’s Tape Measure Home Run

He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot of history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It …

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Apr 16

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 6 Senators 1

Philadelphia Athletics 6, Washington Senators 1 Game Played on Wednesday, April 16, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium PHI A 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 – 6 10 0 WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 5 2 BATTING Philadelphia Athletics AB R H RBI BB …

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Apr 16

Strasburg’s professional debut

JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News, 2010

April 16, 2010 Harrisburg, PA Washington Nationals 21 year-old prospect Stephen Strasburg can’t control the rainy weather on the day of his professional debut. At  Metro Bank Park, a record 7,895 crowd withstand multiple rain and lightning delays. For a brief time the power actually went out at the stadium. Strasburg will only throw 2.1 …

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Apr 15

Remembering 1924 – Senators 4 Athletics 0

Washington Senators 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0 Game Played on Tuesday, April 15, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium PHI A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  –   0  4  3 WAS A    0  2  1    0  1  0    0  0  x  –   4  7  0 BATTING Philadelphia Athletics       AB   R   H RBI      BB  …

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Apr 15

Looking Back on Jackie Robinson Day – Washington Senators were Behind the Times

The Washington Senators failure to change with the time when it came to signing black ball players probably was one of the reasons the Senators stayed in the bottom tier of the American League. On September 6, 1954, Cuban born Carlos Paula played in his first game with the Washington Senators, making Paula the first …

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Apr 14

William H. Taft starts new tradition

Many great baseball traditions started here in the Nation’s Capital. One of the most famous of these traditions is throwing out the first pitch on opening day by the President of the United States. On April 14, 1910, William H. Taft started the tradition after umpire Billy Evans handed him the baseball. To the joy …

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