Category Archive: History


Jun 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1925 Nats move into 1st place

June 30 1925 – The Nats are in sole possession of 1st place with a 7-0 win over the A’s. Johnson allows 2 harmless hits in the rubber match of this 5 game series, of which 4 are won by Washington. 1937 – Pitcher Wes Ferrell, acquired on June 11 from Boston, knocks in the …

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Jun 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Hinton’s 10th inning bomb wins it for Washington

June 29 1909 – The Nats double up the Highlanders, 3-1, in the Big Apple. Highlander Ray Demmitt accounts for New York’s lone run with a homer off Walter Johnson. For Johnson, it is the first homer he has yielded since his debut nearly 2 years before. 1925 – Outfielder “Broadway” Bill Lamar of Philadelphia …

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Jun 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train blanks Yanks 1-0 for 97th career shutout

June 28 1907 – A day that Branch Rickey would certainly like to forget. The Mahatma is pressed into service behind the plate despite a bad throwing shoulder for New York. The Nats take full advantage and run roughshod by stealing a record 13 bases in a 16-5 drubbing of the host Highlanders. Mr. Rickey …

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Jun 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

June 27 1913 – Walter Johnson begins a personal 14 game winning streak with a shutout of the Athletics, 2-0, in D.C. Barney’s next loss will not occur until August. 1914 – The A’s, with Eddie Collins rapping out 2 hits and a RBI, defeat Johnson and the Nats, 4-2 in Philadelphia. 1920 – The …

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Jun 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators win 10th in a row

June 26 1901 – A 5-4 victory over visiting Philadelphia moves the Nationals into a 3rd place tie with the Baltimore Orioles. Overall, the Nationals are 24-20, 4 and a half behind 1st place Boston. 1912 – In what should have gone down as one the best Senators acquisitions ever, the Sens acquire P Hippo …

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Jun 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators win 14th of last 15 games

June 25 1919 – Sam Rice homers and Clyde Milan collects 3 hits to lead the Nationals over the Red Sox, 8-3, in the leadoff game of a doubleheader in Beantown. Sox starter Babe Ruth walks 5 and gets touched for 9 hits. With the Bambino moving to LF for game two, the Nats bats …

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Jun 24

This Date in Washington Senators History – Epstein’s grand slam sets the tone

June 24 1914 – At Washington, the Nationals take a pair from the A’s. The Nats squeeze by the A’s, 4-3, in the opener. In the closer, Walter Johnson stops the Mackmen, 2-1. 1918 – Granted a leave from the Army for a couple of days, CF Sam Rice‘s 2 hits help the Nats to …

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Jun 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators climb into 1st place

June 23 1911 – Controversial figure Hal Chase sets a ML record with 21 putouts in a 9 inning game for a 1st baseman. The Highlanders slip by the Nats, 3-2, in Washington. 1915 – Walter Johnson tosses another 1-hitter in a 5-0 home victory over Boston. Harry Hopper collects the BoSox’s only hit. 1917 …

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Jun 23

The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. The 24 year old Ruth was so outraged that …

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Jun 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – Pinelli’s hidden ball trick nabs Rice

June 22 1902 – In an effort to circumvent the ban on Sunday baseball in Ohio, the Cleveland Broncos and Nats play their game in Fort Wayne, IN. Cleveland and P Addie Joss beat the Nationals, 6-4. 1916 – Making the final starting assignment of his pitching career, Sam Rice pitches 6.2 innings and does …

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