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Jul 01

Almost Perfect – Big Train’s No Hitter

Washington’s Walter Johnson almost pitched perfect game during his July 1, 1920 no-hit game against the Boston Red Sox. I was amazed to find out that the Big Train missed pitching a perfect game by one error. The Big Train pitched a perfect game through six innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning Boston’s …

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Jun 30

Remembering 1924 – Senators maintain 2.5 game lead in AL

Boston Red Sox 2, Washington Senators 1 (1) Day Game Played on Monday, June 30, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium BOS A 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 10 3 WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 6 3 BATTING …

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Jun 26

Remembering 1924 – Senators win one and lose one

Washington Senators 5, Philadelphia Athletics 0 (1) Day Game Played on Thursday, June 26, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium PHI A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 8 0 WAS A 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 x – 5 7 0 BATTING Philadelphia Athletics AB R H …

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Jun 15

Let’s make a deal. Trading Desmond, prospects might put Nats over the top

A banged-up, scuffling Nationals team has gotten up off the mat to win back-to-back games for the first time in almost three weeks and stay within spitting distance of the equally banged-up and scuffling New York Mets in the National League East. Now it’s time for general manager Mike Rizzo to show us what he …

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May 26

The 2015 Firpo Marberry Award Nominee

Marberry

Perhaps the greatest relief pitcher that the old Washington Nationals ever sent out to rescue the game was Firpo Marberry. Forty-five years before the “Save” became part of baseball nomenclature, Firpo was saving some of the most important games in DC Baseball history. In 1924, Marbery recorded 15 Saves in a season in which he …

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May 15

Day Three of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard takes Jose Santiago deep in the top of the first inning. Howard’s two run …

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May 14

Day Two of Howard’s Home Run Streak

Hondo

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats.   Frank Howard didn’t waste anytime as he unloaded a two run home run in the …

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May 12

Ryan Zimmerman’s Hit Streak reaches Thirty

May 12, 2009 At AT&T Park 24 year-old Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 30 games as the Nationals loss to the San Francisco Giants 9-7. Zimmerman extended the streak in the top of the first inning when he hit a single to center field. By extending the hit streak to 30 games Zimmerman …

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May 12

Nats pull off Triple Steal

May 12, 1927 — In the third inning of an eventual loss to the White Sox at Comiskey Park, Washington’s Tris Speaker, Sam West and Joe Judge pulled off one of baseball’s rarities — a triple steal. Speaker, taking advantage of Chicago right-hander Ted Blankenship‘s deliberate windup, broke from third base and easily beat Blankenship’s toss to the …

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May 07

Bryce and Frank

1924-Harper at Bat

Frank Howard was Washington, DC’s most prodigious home run hitter, leading the American League in long balls in both 1968 and 1970, but his best year was 1969 when he hit 48, though he finished second to Harmon Killibrew that season who hit 49 to lead the Majors. When Bryce Harper hit three home runs …

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