Sep 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1945 Roger Wolff wins number 19

September 16 1945 – At Washington, the Nats, after 10 straight losses to Hal Newhouser, finally defeat the Detroit ace, 3-2. Roger Wolff of the Nats gets his 19th win. The Tigers maintain their 2.5 game lead by trimming the Senators, 5-4, in the nightcap. 1961 – In a deal that will pay dividends for …

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Sep 16

Remembering 1924 – Senators 6, Indians 2

Washington Senators 6, Cleveland Indians 2 Day Game Played on Tuesday, September 16, 1924 (D) at Dunn Field WAS A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 – 6 13 0 CLE A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 – 2 8 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H RBI …

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Sep 15

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Zimmermann wins number 18

September 15 2005 – Vinny Castilla drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning after Braden Looper and the Mets’ blew a ninth-inning lead, and the Washington Nationals (76-71) beat New York (71-75) 6-5 to complete a three-game sweep. 2007 – D’Angelo Jimenez went 3-for-3 with his first homer of the …

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Sep 15

No slow lane on the road to the 2014 postseason

It comes down to this: With 14 games left in the regular season, the Nationals visit their division archrivals in Atlanta with a chance to clinch the National League East, drop the Braves below .500 and send them to the outer fringes of the postseason picture. In a season where they’ve overcome numerous injuries and …

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Sep 15

This Date in Washington Senators History ’45 Senators drop two to Tigers

September 15 1911 – Jimmy McAleer becomes the first Washington manager not to be fired. Instead, he tenders his resignation to become a part owner of the Red Sox, effective after the season. 1917 – Behind Harry Harper in game one and Walter Johnson in game two, the Nats toss aside the visiting A’s, 5-0 …

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Sep 15

Remembering 1924 – Tigers 2, Senators 0

Detroit Tigers 2, Washington Senators 0 Day Game Played on Monday, September 15, 1924 (D) at Navin Field WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 4 1 DET A 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x – 2 9 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H RBI …

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Sep 14

This Day in Washington Nationals History

September 14 2005 – Preston Wilson and Vinny Castilla hit consecutive homers in the top of the fifth inning, leading the Nationals (75-71) over the New York Mets (71-74) 6-3. Vinnie Castilla and Nick Johnson each drove in two runs and Wilson scored twice for the Nationals, who climbed within three games of the NL …

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Sep 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Jimmy Piersall is knocked unconscious

September 14 1901 – Cy Young of Boston scores his 30th win of the year, a 12-1 dismantling of the Nationals. 1915 – The Nats George Dumont debuts with a bang, whitewashing visiting Cleveland, 3-0. Both of Dumont’s 2 victories this season are shutouts. 1935 – Galloping to their 5th straight win, the Senators topple …

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Sep 14

Remembering 1924 – Tigers 5, Senators 2

Detroit Tigers 5, Washington Senators 2 Day Discrepancies Game Played on Sunday, September 14, 1924 (D) at Navin Field WAS A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 12 2 DET A 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x – 5 11 1 BATTING Washington Senators AB R H …

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Sep 13

This Day in Washington Nationals History

September 13 2009 – John Lannan won for the first time in seven starts and Pete Orr hit his first home run of the season, leading Washington Nationals (50-93) over the Marlins (76-67) 7-2 in a rain-shortened game. 2011- Craig Stammen got his first win and base hit in more than a year. Stammen went …

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