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Apr 16

Strasburg’s professional debut

JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News, 2010

April 16, 2010 Harrisburg, PA Washington Nationals 21 year-old prospect Stephen Strasburg can’t control the rainy weather on the day of his professional debut. At  Metro Bank Park, a record 7,895 crowd withstand multiple rain and lightning delays. For a brief time the power actually went out at the stadium. Strasburg will only throw 2.1 …

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Apr 16

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 16, 2005   NL East   Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Washington Nationals 11 7 4 0 .636 – 50 58 Atlanta Braves 11 6 5 0 .545 1.0 46 45 New York Mets 11 6 5 0 .545 1.0 43 42 Philadelphia …

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Apr 15

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 15, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Atlanta Braves 10 6 4 0 .600 – 45 43 Washington Nationals 10 6 4 0 .600 – 41 55 New York Mets 10 5 5 0 .500 1.0 39 39 Florida Marlins 10 …

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Apr 14

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 14, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Washington Nationals 10 6 4 0 .600 – 41 55 Atlanta Braves 9 5 4 0 .556 0.5 34 39 Florida Marlins 9 5 4 0 .556 0.5 44 15 New York Mets 9 …

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Apr 14

Flashing back to happier times after a lost weekend

Vinnie Castilla

The Academy Award-winning film “The Lost Weekend” details an alcoholic’s troubles in giving up his bad habits during an especially rough weekend. Sound familiar, Nationals fans? There will be plenty of time to reflect on the Nats’ lost weekend in Atlanta. The injuries, the errors, the baserunning mistakes and all their other failures in their …

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Apr 14

1926 Washington Senators (Part 5)

Bobby Reeves

Senators scout Joe Engel had on eye on a shortstop at Georgia Tech throughout the spring. So did the Indians and Braves, but Engel was the one who got the collegian’s signature on a contract. Bobby Reeves was a terrific all-around athlete from Chattanooga. At Georgia Tech he starred on the football and baseball, and …

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Apr 11

Sockalexis Comes to Washington

Saturday 5 June 1897. Louis Francis Sockalexis plays his first game in the Nation’s Capitol. Born 24 October 1871 in Maine. Sockalexis attended Holy Cross, then signed with the Cleveland League franchise and made his debut with them. Sockalexis has been a wonder for the Spiders, his only weakness is ground balls and he is …

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Apr 08

Washington Senators – 1926 (Part 4)

Babe Ruth

   The Senators rode the momentum of Walter Johnson’s amazing opening day performance to win two of the next three from the Athletics. Washington won the second game of the season, 3-1, behind another well-pitched game, this one by Stan Coveleski, Washington’s other twenty-game winner in 1925. In fact, the only run allowed by Coveleski …

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Apr 05

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 5, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 0 0 1.000 – 8 4 Florida Marlins 1 1 0 0 1.000 – 9 0 Atlanta Braves 1 0 1 0 .000 1.0 0 9 Washington Nationals 1 0 …

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Apr 04

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of April 4, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 0 0 1.000 – 8 4 Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 – 0.5 0 0 Florida Marlins 0 0 0 0 – 0.5 0 0 Washington Nationals 1 0 …

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