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Apr 21

Remembering 1924 – Yankees 4 Senators 2

New York Yankees 4, Washington Senators 2 The Senators star first baseman Joe Judge extends his hitting streak to six games as Yanks take game three of the four game series. Game Played on Monday, April 21, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 4 …

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Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

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Apr 20

President Truman Greeted by Boo-Birds

On this day in 1951 the Washington Senators invited Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States of America to throw out the first pitch at the team’s home opener on April 20, 1951. The President who is baseball fan accepts the invitation. The President must have been aware that he may not …

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Apr 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gedeon’s plane is shot down

April 20 1944 –Elmer John Gedeon, an outfielder who played in 5 games with the 1939 Senators, is killed when his Army Air Corps plane is shot down over St. Pol, France. He was the first major leaguer to be killed in WWII and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. (See April 15th birthday.) Senators …

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Apr 20

Remembering 1924 – Senators 12 Yankees 3

Washington Senators 12, New York Yankees 3 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Sunday, April 20, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 – 3 10 2 WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2 x – 12 17 1 BATTING New York Yankees AB   …

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Apr 19

Remembering 1924 – Senators 7 Yankees 2

Washington Senators 7, New York Yankees 2 Game Played on Saturday, April 19, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium NY A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 2 9 3 WAS A 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 x – 7 12 1 BATTING New York Yankees AB   R   H …

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Apr 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 19 1920 Al Schacht, who later became the “Clown Prince of Baseball,” was all business as he pitched the Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. 1961 The expansion Senators lose their first road game in Chicago by a score of 6-1. Former Senators pitcher Early (Gus) Wynn gets the 286th victory …

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Apr 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 18 1960 – Playing their last season in Washington, the original Senators start the season with a 10-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams, playing in his last season, would hit a 500 foot home run in his first at bat, giving him a career total of 493, tying him with Lou …

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Apr 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 17 1913 Having already defeated the newly renamed New York Yankees on Opening Day in Washington, the Senators travel to New York for the Yankees first ever game at the Polo Grounds. The Senators spoil New York’s debut, winning 9-3. 1951 In the first ever “Opening Day” night game, the Senators defeat the Philadelphia …

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Apr 17

Remembering 1924 – Athletics 4 Senators 3

Philadelphia Athletics 4, Washington Senators 3 Game Played on Thursday, April 17, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium PHI A 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 – 4 7 0 WAS A 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 – 3 7 1 BATTING Philadelphia Athletics AB   R   H RBI      BB  …

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