Category Archive: History


Sep 24

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators clinch AL crown

September 24 1903 The Cleveland Naps take it to the Nationals in D.C., 12-2. Bill Bradley of Cleveland hits for the cycle and accumulates 12 total bases. 1908 Red hot Cleveland is cooled off by Walter Johnson. The Naps 10 game win streak falls by the wayside in Johnson’s 3-hit, 2-1, victory at Cleveland. 1920 …

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Sep 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Peckinpaugh is named the American League MVP

September 23 1905 The first major league home run of Ty Cobb‘s career comes at the expense of Washington. Cobb connects for an inside-the-parker of Cy Falkenberg in the Nationals, 8-5, victory at home. 1911 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson cracks a 2-run home run off Walter Johnson in the 6th inning of Cleveland’s 6-1 win. After …

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Sep 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – Roger Wolff wins number 20

September 22 1917 Do not laugh at Ty Cobb, even if you are the greatest pitcher of all time. When Walter Johnson strikes the Peach out in the 1st, Johnson laughs about it. A motivated Cobb comes to the plate in the top of the 3rd, with 2 Tigers aboard. Cobb gets his revenge by …

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Sep 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators are AL champions!

September 21 1901 The Nationals and Blues combine to commit 22 errors in a doubleheader, an AL record that still stands. Washington sweeps Cleveland by the one sided scores of 18-7 and 11-3. 1909 Taking the mound for the first time since August 29th due to a sore arm, Walter Johnson shuts out Detroit, 2-0, …

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Sep 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators clinch at the very least a tie for the AL crown

September 20 1908 – 17 Nationals strike out in St. Louis at the hands of the Brown’s Rube Waddell. Walter Johnson is gallant as he tries to keep the Nats close, but the Browns win in 10 innings, 2-1. 1924 – Had the Senators lost out on the 1924 AL pennant, manager Bucky Harris would …

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Sep 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators take one game lead over Yankees

September 19 1904 – Possibly the worst baseball team to represent Washington in its history, the Nationals lose their 100th game of the year, 4-3, to the Highlanders. Washington will complete their season on October 10th at 38-113, 55.5 games out of first. 1924 – Washington moves a game in front of New York with …

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Sep 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Valentine’s triple denies the A’s a place in the record books

September 18 1908 – Chicago musters only 3 hits off Walter Johnson, but the Pale Hose edge the Nationals, 1-0, on the South Side. “Big” Ed Walsh is the winner for Chicago. 1916 – One month wonder Claude Thomas makes his first ML start in St. Louis and grounds the Browns, 1-0. It is the …

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Sep 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Porterfield Wins 21st game

September 17 1916 – The Browns George Sisler wins his final game as a pitcher, besting Walter Johnson, 1-0, in St. Louis. Sisler will become St. Louis’ regular first sacker in 1917. 1923 – It’s two wins in a single day for the Big Train. In home twinbill against St. Louis, Johnson relieves in the …

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Sep 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1945 Roger Wolff wins number 19

September 16 1945 – At Washington, the Nats, after 10 straight losses to Hal Newhouser, finally defeat the Detroit ace, 3-2. Roger Wolff of the Nats gets his 19th win. The Tigers maintain their 2.5 game lead by trimming the Senators, 5-4, in the nightcap. 1961 – In a deal that will pay dividends for …

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Sep 15

This Date in Washington Senators History ’45 Senators drop two to Tigers

September 15 1911 – Jimmy McAleer becomes the first Washington manager not to be fired. Instead, he tenders his resignation to become a part owner of the Red Sox, effective after the season. 1917 – Behind Harry Harper in game one and Walter Johnson in game two, the Nats toss aside the visiting A’s, 5-0 …

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