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Sep 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History – The Nyjer Morgan fiasco

September 1 2007 – Joel Hanrahan threw six innings of one-hit ball and Jesus Flores added a homer and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals (59-77) beat the San Francisco Giants (62-74) 4-1. The Nats’ victory ended a seven-game losing streak. 2008 – Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run home run helped the Washington Nationals (53-85) win their …

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Aug 31

Nats first game under the lights – August 31, 1939

Mickey Vernon’s two-run single in the second inning erased a 1-0 deficit and the Nationals went on to defeat the White Sox in their first game under the lights, 4-3 at Comiskey Park. The White Sox took 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Nats responded in the top of the …

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Aug 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Harper helps Nats snap five-game losing streak

August 29 2008 – Lastings Milledge and Ryan Zimmerman both drove in two runs and Washington Nationals (50-85) beat the Atlanta Braves  (59-76) 7-3 for its fourth straight victory. 2012 – Bryce Harper‘s first two-homer game ended with him throwing his helmet in the ninth inning and getting himself thrown out of the game by …

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Aug 28

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 28 2008 – Cristian Guzman  hit for the cycle and the Washington Nationals (49-85) beat the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers (65-69) 11-2. Guzman’s cycle was the second cycle by National player since the team start playing in the nation’s capital in 2005. Brad Wilkerson had the club’s first cycle after its move from Montreal …

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Aug 28

Guzman Hits for the Cycle

August 28, 2008 Cristian Guzman became the 2nd player in the *Nationals short four year team history to hit for the cycle. On April 6, 2005, Brad Wilkerson hit for the cycle against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the eighth inning of game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, Guzman hit a line …

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Aug 27

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 27 2005 -Last Game on This Date / WAS N Matt White(28) 2009 – Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Adam Dunn added a solo shot for the Washington Nationals (46-82) beat the Chicago Cubs (63-62) 5-4. The Nationals won a series at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2005. Adam Dunn’s homer …

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Aug 26

This Day in Nationals History – Bryce Harper introduced at Nationals Park

 Washington Nationals 2005 to 2014 August 26 2008 – The Washington Nationals (47-85) third baseman Ryan Zimmerman put on a defensive exhibition turning four double plays. His defense sparked a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-67). 2010 – Ian Desmond singled home Nyjer Morgan in the bottom of the 13th inning and Washington …

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Aug 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Manush’s 33 game hit streak is history

August 26 1902 – This would constitute a low scoring tilt if this was played in 2008. In a slugfest, the Nationals outlast Detroit, 8-7. The Nationals spot the Tigers a 3-0, 1st inning lead. Washington pushes single runs across in the bottom of the 3rd and 4th, and put 3 on the board in …

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Aug 18

Fister helps D.C. get revenge for a terrible deal

If Washington baseball fans know the value of anything, it’s patience. Fans who were abandoned by two big league franchises, endured 34 years without a team of their own, then witnessed and seven seasons of futility, must feel thrilled to have the Nationals making a run for their second division title in three years. If …

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Aug 02

Walter Johnson’s D.C. Debut

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It was 107 years ago — August 2, 1907 — The Senators pitcher Walter Johnson made his big-league debut in D.C., kicking off a thirty-year baseball career and leaving a lasting imprint on the game. The Washington Senators, with a record of 28-59-2 ties, started the rookie Johnson against the Detroit Tigers, then 29 games …

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