Category Archive: History


Sep 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Final Game

September 30 1924 48 year old Washington coach Nick Altrock pitches two innings and becomes the oldest player to hit a triple. Altrock’s RBI triple is greatly aided by the Red Sox outfielders casually strolling after the ball. Nonetheless, the AL champs are decked in Fenway, 13-1, in the regular season finale. 1927 The Babe …

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Sep 30


Short Still Stinks

September 30. 1971 In front of 14,460 fans the Washington Senators outscored the New York Yankees 7-5 and lose the final game the team will play at RFK stadium. The Yankees win this game by forfeit as Senators’ fans show Robert Short how they really feel about his decision to move the team to Texas. …

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Sep 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – Washington clinches their first pennant

September 29 1913 On George McBride Day, honoring the Nats SS, Walter Johnson collects his 36th victory of the year, beating the A’s, 1-0. 1924 Babe Ruth wakes his slumbering teammates to deliver the bad news: The Senators are the American League champions. With the Yankees rained out in Philadelphia, Washington clinches their first pennant …

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Sep 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators deny Denny McLain of his 32nd win

September 28 1949 Clinging to 1st place, the Red Sox head into the 9th in Washington nursing a 1-0 edge. Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy, taking no chances, summons Nat killer Mel Parnell to close it. With nothing to play for, the Nats rally to hand the Red Sox a crushing loss, 2-1. Parnell’s wild …

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Sep 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Mickey Vernon secures the AL Batting Title

September 27 1905 Tom Hughes shutouts Cleveland for the 5th time this season, a ML record, 5-0, in Washington. Hughes record will be tied by Grover Alexander of the Phillies in 1916 and Larry Jaster with the Cardinals in 1966. 1912 Eddie Collins would comment that he had never known the Big Train to throw …

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Sep 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators lead Yankees by one game in AL race

September 26 1924 Their lead now trimmed to 1 game, Washington falls at Boston, 2-1. Two personal streaks of Senator players are halted. Walter Johnson‘s 13 game win streak and Sam Rice‘s 31 game hitting streak 1940 Stringing together 3 straight hits, the Nats rally for 2 in the 9th to defeat the Red Sox, …

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Sep 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bob Porterfield, wins number 22

September 25 1908 With Cleveland and Detroit neck and neck in a fierce battle for the pennant, the 7th place Nationals upset the 1st place Naps at Cleveland, 6-1. Washington plates 5 in the 9th off Charlie Chench. Naps owner Frank DeHass Robison collapses from a heart attack while listening on a telephone to the …

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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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