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Apr 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

Pedro Ramos

April 28 1911 – Walter Johnson picks up his first victory of the season with a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia. The only run yielded by the the “Big Train” is a solo HR to Frank “Home Run” Baker. This will be the first of 25 wins for Johnson as he will finish fifth in the …

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Apr 27

Sid Hudson blanks Yanks 1-0 on Babe Ruth Day

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Declared “Babe Ruth Day” by Major League Baseball, April 27, 1947 is also a special day in Washington Senators history. On April 27, Babe Ruth gave a speech promoting baseball as the best game in the world to the fans watching him at Yankee stadium, as well as to audiences across America. What many don’t …

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Apr 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Flood leaves Senators after 15 games

April 27 1947 – It’s Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. 58,339 fans in attendance hear the Babe give his farewell address. Ruth, who was suffering from throat cancer would succumb to the disease the next year. The Senators spoil the tribute winning 1-0 with the Senators Sid Hudson getting the victory over Spurgeon (Spud) …

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Apr 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

Sam Dente

April 26 1901 – The American League starts play in Philadelphia, with the Senators besting the Philadelphia Athletics by the score of 5-1. 1931 – The Senators defeat the New York Yankees by a score of 9-7. A bizarre play seals the win for the Senators and possibly costs Lou Gehrig the 1931 home run …

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Apr 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 25 Senators Birthdays James Edward (Red) Bird B Apr. 25, 1890 D Mar. 23, 1972 One Game Wonder Red Bird had his cup of coffee with the Senators on September 17th of 1921. His official line lists him as having pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 runs (all earned) with 1 walk, 2 strike …

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Apr 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

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April 24 1923 – President Warren G. Harding witnesses the first shutout thrown at Yankee Stadium. The victims were the Washington Senators, who lose 4-0 to the Yankees. Babe Ruth homers for the victors. The Senators would end the season in 4th place with a 75-78 record. Senators Birthday Harry Harper B April 24, 1895 …

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Apr 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Johnson pitches his 5th Opening Day shutout

Ted Williams

April 23 1903 – The New York Highlanders won their first major-league game with a 7-2 decision over the Washington Senators. Pitcher Harry Howell gets the win for New York. 1919 – Walter Johnson records his 5th Opening Day shutout, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0 in 13 innings. Click here for the Box Score. 1969 …

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Apr 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 22 1903 – The American League’s New York Highlanders, the relocated Baltimore Orioles, make their debut in Washington, losing to the Senators by a score of 3-1. Jack Chesbro is charged with the loss for New York. 1959 – In Griffith Stadium, the New York Yankees’ Whitey Ford pitches 14 innings, striking out 15 …

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Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

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Apr 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gedeon’s plane is shot down

Captain Gedeon at Boreham Airfield in England, 1944

April 20 1944 –Elmer John Gedeon, an outfielder who played in 5 games with the 1939 Senators, is killed when his Army Air Corps plane is shot down over St. Pol, France. He was the first major leaguer to be killed in WWII and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. (See April 15th birthday.) Senators …

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