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Jul 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train’s last Win

July 28 1908 Walter Johnson fans 15 Browns, a career best, as Washington upends St. Louis, 2-1, in 16 innings. Johnson, now at 1-5 on the season as he still recovers from an operation to remove an ear abscess, will go on to win 13 of his final 17 decisions. 1925 The Senators suffer a …

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Jul 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Milan steals home for the game’s only run

July 27 1915 – Rip Hagerman of the Indians and the Sens Bert Gallia lock horns in a pitchers duel, with Gallia allowing only a single hit in a 1-0 Washington victory. Clyde Milan steals home in the top of the 1st for the game’s only score. 1920 – Four spectacular grabs by Tribe LF …

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Jul 27

Willingham’s Two Grand Slams

July 27, 2009 Josh “The Hammer” Willingham accomplished a very rare feat when he became only the 13th player in major league baseball history to hit two grand slams in one game. Willingham’s first grand slam came off of the Brewers’ starting pitcher Jeff Suppan in the fifth inning. The second grand slam occurred only …

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Jul 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Time is running out on the 1918 Senators

July 26 1916 – Tiger Harry Heilmann receives an ovation from the Detroit faithful for saving a drowning woman in the Detroit River last night. Heilmann and the Cats go out and defeat the Nats, 6-5, for the second consecutive day. 1918 – Time is quickly becoming the enemy of Washington with the last day …

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Jul 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train rolls over St. Louis 1-0 in 15 innings

July 25 1913 – The Senators and Browns battle to a 15-inning, 8-8 deadlock that is called on the account of darkness. In the top of the 4th inning, Clark Griffith calls upon Walter Johnson to relieve for ineffective Nats hurlers Joe Engel and Tom Hughes. Barney sets a ML record for strikeouts by a …

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Jul 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 24 1921 – 3 doubles from the stick of Detroit’s Harry Heilmann off the Big Train is not nearly enough as the Sens rough up the Tigers, 14-6. The win at Navin Field commences an 11 game winning streak for Washington. 1934 – The mercury hits 105 degrees, a record high temperature in Chicago. …

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Jul 23

This Date in Washington Senators History -The All-Cuban triple play

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July 23 1907 – The Nats AL record 31 game road trip finally reaches its end with a 3-1 loss to Cleveland. Washington goes 8-22, with one game tied, on the trip. Next season, the Nats will have a 30 game road swing. 1925 – Lou Gehrig holds the Major League for grand slams with …

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Jul 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 22 1923 – Walter Johnson notches career strikeout number 3,000 in the Sens 3-1 victory at Cleveland. Johnson K’s 5 Indians and will finish his career with 3,508 strikeouts. 1932 – Poor base running plagues Washington in an 8-4 home loss to Philadelphia. The Senators rack up 15 hits of Rube Walberg, but are …

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Jul 22

The Big Train Keeps on Rolling

July 22, 1923 Walter Johnson, the Washington Senators star pitcher, becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strikeout 3,000 batters. Walter “The Big Train” Johnson rolled right over the Cleveland Indians as the Senators beat the Indians 3–1. The victory was The Big Train’s ninth of the season and the Senators won …

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Jul 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 21 1902 The New York Herald reports that 3B Harry Wolverton will return to the NL Phillies. Wolverton “had informed the ‘Phillies’ he had tired of his work with the Washington American League club and had decided to go back to his first love. He will meet the the ‘Phillies’ when they return home.” …

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