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Oct 08

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 World Series Giants lead 3-2

October 8 1924 World Series Washington at NY Giants, Game 5 Giants 6 Senators 2 Giants lead series 3-2 The good news: Goose Goslin sets a still standing World Series record by hitting safely in six consecutive at bats. Goslin establishes the mark with a 2nd inning, infield hit off Jack Bentley. The bad news: …

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Oct 07

The 1933 Senators – Game 5 of the 1933 World Series (Part 7)

The hopes of a World Championship in the 1933 dream season of the Washington Senators appeared to be over. The Giants took a 3-0 lead in Game Five, and they sent General Crowder to the showers after 5 1/3 innings. With a runner on second, only one out, and with the Giants threatened to put …

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Oct 07

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Goslin Game

October 7 1924 World Series Washington at NY Giants, Game 4 Senators 7 Giants 4 Series tied 2-2 In baseball lore, this contest became known as the “Goslin Game”. A Polo Grounds record crowd of 49,243 witness Goslin’s 4-for-4, 4 RBI day that leads the Senators to a 7-4 win to deadlock the series. With …

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Oct 06

This Date in Washington Senators History – Giants lead 1924 series 2-1

October 6 1924 World Series Washington at NY Giants, Game 3 Giants 6 Senators 4 Giants lead series 2-1 With the first two hotly contested games in the books, the World Series moves to the Polo Grounds for the third game. John McGraw summons “Handsome” Hugh McQuillan, a 14 game winner, as his starter. Bucky …

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Oct 06

The 1933 Senators – Game 4 of the 1933 World Series (Part 6)

At the White House,two of America’s most beloved were surrounded about one-hundred sportswriters on the morning of October 6th.  The Writers listened as one of those American Heroes spoke while he had his arms around the other hero: “During the 1920 presidential campaign, I walked into the lobby and found the crowd, which I thought …

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Oct 05

The 1933 Senators – Game 3 of the 1933 World Series (Part 5)

“It’ll be different in Washington,” said Senators third base coach Al Schacht after Washington lost Game Two in New York to fall behind, 2-0, in the 1933 World Series. “Yeah, it’ll be different when we beat (Earl) Whitehill for a change,” responded Giants second baseman Hughie Critz. Rain fell on Washington D.C. on the morning …

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Oct 05

The 1933 Senators – Game 2 of the 1933 World Series (Part 4)

  When the Senators arrived at the Polo Grounds for Game 2 of the World Series, a host of college-aged boys greeted them by humming a funeral tune. The same group of youngsters hummed their song as the Washington players walked down the steps leading from centerfield clubhouse to the field. Joe Cronin, Buddy Myer, …

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Oct 05

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 Senators even the World Series 1-1

October 5 1924 World Series NY Giants at Washington, Game 2 Senators 4 Giants 3 Series tied 1-1 Washington bolts out of the gate in the 1st off former Senator southpaw Jack Bentley. Sam Rice delivers a 2 out single to center and promptly steals second base. Goose Goslin, atoning for his poor performance yesterday, …

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Oct 04

This Date in Washington Senators History – Griffith announces that Walter Johnson will not return as manager

October 4 1924 World Series NY Giants at Washington, Game 1 Giants 4 Senators 3 (12) Giants lead series 1-0 A World Series is never a walk in the park for the winners. But for the Senators, they face a tougher task since their opponents, the John McGraw led Giants, feature six future Hall of …

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Oct 03

1933 Senators – Game One of the 1933 World Series (Part 3)

Part 3 Buddy Myer was anything but calm when he arrived in the Senators clubhouse on the morning of October 3rd. Washington’s star second baseman was taxiing to the Polo Grounds when he saw a pedestrian walk into the path of his vehicle. The man was able to dodge the cab, but stepped before of …

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