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Oct 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 24 Senator Managers Jake Stahl, 1905-1906 Record as Senators manager: 119-182, .395 Pct. Teams managed: 1905: 64-87, 7th place, .424 Pct., 29.5 GB 1906: 55-95, 7th place, .367 Pct., 37.5 GB During an era where most players, and the general populace for that matter, did not possess a high school education, Jake Stahl was …

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Oct 08

Washington’s First Post Season Series

On 8 October 1880, an Inter-league playoff series is hastily arranged between the Washington Nationals, champions of the National Association and the Chicago White Stockings, champions of the National League. The games will be played in Washington and Baltimore. The National League Champion Chicago White Stockings The White Stockings finished first in the National League …

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Oct 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1933 World Series

October 3   Washington at NY Giants, Game 1- Giants 4 Senators 2 Giants lead series 1-0 The pre-Series talk centered on the “boy managers” for the two teams, Joe Cronin of Washington and Bill Terry of the Giants. While the press concerns itself with the “youth” of the two skippers, Cronin refrains from naming …

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Oct 02

This Day in Washington Nationals History – LaRoche hits his career-high 33rd homer

2009 – Ian Desmond homered, tripled and drove in three runs and the Nationals kept up their strong finish to a dismal season by beating the Atlanta Braves (86-74) 6-3. The win extends the Nats’ winning streak to five games. 2012 – Adam LaRoche hit his career-high 33rd homer in the 6th inning, after rounding …

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Oct 01

Washington’s History in the Post Season

Since 1901 Washington’s baseball team has participated in the post season playoffs five times. Each time Washington has made it into the postseason they had the best record in their league. Below are the final standings and playoff results for each year Washington participated in the post season. 1924 Final Standings Team Name G W …

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Oct 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History – The Nats clinch First Place

October 1 2006 – Frank Robinson’s farewell was highlighted with a 20-minute pregame ceremony in his honor. As nice as the Robinson’s tribute was the game itself turned out to be a 6-2 loss by the Nationals (71-91) to the NL East champion New York Mets (96-66). 2009 – Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking single …

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Sep 30

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Maxwell’s Walk Off Grand Slam

September 30 2009 – On Fan Appreciation Day at Nationals Park Justin Maxwell‘s grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth inning went over the left-field wall and then the Nationals’ came sprinting out of the dugout. Maxwell’s homer provided a Washington Nationals (55-103) sweep-capping 7-4 victory over the New York Mets …

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Sep 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Imaginary Swing scores Four

September 29 2009 – The Washington Nationals (54-103) scored the tie-breaking run on errand throw by Luis Castillo of the New York Mets (67-91) and the Nats went on to win 4-3. In the eighth inning Ian Desmond, grounded to shortstop, Anderson Hernandez who threw to second baseman Luis Castillo to force Guzman, but Castillo’s …

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Sep 29

Five Reasons the Nats will make a deep postseason run

The time we’ve been waiting for all year is at hand. After closing out the regular season on the highest possible note – Jordan Zimmermann throwing the Nationals’ first no-hitter since the team moved to Washington in 2005 – the team and its fans can now get ready for the postseason. The bitter taste of …

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Sep 29

Remembering 1924 – Senators clinch AL Pennant

Washington Senators 4, Boston Red Sox 2 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Monday, September 29, 1924 (D) at Fenway Park WAS A 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 4 13 1 BOS A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 9 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R …

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