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History

Aug 31

Nats get most from Werth in the leadoff spot

When the Nationals learned Friday that leadoff man Denard San would have hip surgery and miss the rest of the season, it was certainly discouraging news. Without Span’s .365 OPB and base-stealing potential atop the lineup, the team’s offense takes a severe hit, and with it their chances to catch the New York Mets in …

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Aug 31

This Date in Washington Senators History – See ya Bobo, Welcome back Bobo

August 31 1905 – The only person standing in the way of Chicago’s Frank Smith and the record books is Jake Stahl. Stahl’s single spoils Smith’s perfect game bid in the Sox, 2-0, shutout in Chicago. 1906 – Frank Delahanty of the Highlanders drills 2 homers, a triple, a single and drives home 7 RBI. …

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Aug 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators knock Tigers out of 1st place

August 30 1906 – “Slow” Joe Doyle of New York becomes the first pitcher of the 1900’s to start a career with two straight shutouts when he whitewashes the Nats, 5-0, in the Big Apple. Despite the rousing start, Doyle will only win 22 games in a 4 year career. In game 2, the Highlanders, …

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Aug 29

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators extend lead over Yankees to 1.5 games

August 29 1907 – The Nationals take a doubleheader in D.C. from Boston, winning 2-1 and 3-2. Walter Johnson gets credit for the W in the morning contest, the third straight game that Johnson does not issue a walk. 1915 – Two Hall of Famers square off on the mound in St. Louis: Walter Johnson …

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Aug 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators beat Yankees to take 1/2 game lead

August 28 1909 – William “Dolly” Gray of Washington enters the record book by walking 8 White Sox in the bottom of the 2nd inning‚ with 7 free passes in a row (both ML records). The Sox score 6 runs, on 1 hit, in the inning for the 6-4 win. 1913 – The 14 game …

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Aug 28

Goose Goslin leads Senators over Yanks

August 28, 1924 – The Washington Senators win the first game of a four game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium by the score of 11 to 6. The Senators were led by Goose Goslin who hit for the cycle and went 4 for 5 and knocked in 6 runs during the …

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Aug 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Calvin Griffith team could move to Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 27 1927 – The Senators are unable to muster up much offense against White Sox hurler Ted Lyons, dropping a 6-1 decision at Chicago. Lyons yields 4 hits and an unearned run and helps himself at the dish with 2 doubles, a walk and 3 runs scored. Washington SS Bobby Reeves records 13 assists, …

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Aug 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Manush’s 33 game hit streak is history

August 26 1902 – This would constitute a low scoring tilt if this was played in 2008. In a slugfest, the Nationals outlast Detroit, 8-7. The Nationals spot the Tigers a 3-0, 1st inning lead. Washington pushes single runs across in the bottom of the 3rd and 4th, and put 3 on the board in …

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Aug 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train’s 7 inning no-hitter

August 25 1906 – At Washington, the Nats sweep a pair from the White Sox‚ 5-4 and 4-3. The Nats plate 3 runs in the 9th off Ed Walsh in game one to snap the White Sox’s, AL record, 19 game winning streak. 1911 – In the first of two at Detroit, the Senators mop …

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Aug 24

This Date in Washington Senators History – Nats payback Indians 20-8

August 24 1913 – With the Senators ahead, 2-1, in the bottom of the 9th, two Chicago baserunners reach base off Walter Johnson. With two on and two outs, Johnson’s 13 game winning streak looks to be in peril with Eddie Collins strolling to the plate. The Big Train is up to the task and …

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