Aug 13

Remembering 1924 – Indians 5, Senators 1

Cleveland Indians 5, Washington Senators 1 Discrepancies       Game Played on Wednesday, August 13, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium   CLE A 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 – 5 10 2 WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 8 2   BATTING Cleveland …

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Aug 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – A Day to forget in ’53

August 12 1916 – In relief of starter Harry Harper, Walter Johnson allows 2 runs in the 9th for a 2-1 loss at Boston. Harper and Babe Ruth both pitch 7 innings, with Harper fanning Ruth twice. 1924 – With rookie Earl McNeely making his first start in CF for the Nationals, Johnson pitches another …

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Aug 12

Remembering 1924 – Senators 4, Cleveland Indians 0

            Washington Senators 4, Cleveland Indians 0   Discrepancies   Game Played on Tuesday, August 12, 1924 (D) at Griffith Stadium   CLE A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 5 1 WAS A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 x – 4 …

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Aug 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators lead in the AL increases to 4 games

August 11 1933 Taking control of the AL race, Washington tallies 6 runs in the 9th inning to polish off Boston, 8-4, at Fenway. Both squads use a record tying 11 pitchers in the tilt. The Senators lead in the American League increases to 4 games. 1961 The M&M Boys, Mantle and Maris, continue their …

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Aug 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson’s wild fastball knocks Ossie Vitt unconscious

August 10 1901 – The Nationals and A’s divide an eventful doubleheader in Washington. In game one, a 9-4 Washington win, Win Mercer of the Nats becomes the first AL pitcher ever to steal home. The A’s Nap Lajoie collects a pair of homers before getting ejected in the 7th. In the afternoon game, Philadelphia …

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Aug 10

Remembering 1924 – Senators 4, White Sox 2

            Washington Senators 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Game Played on Sunday, August 10, 1924 (D) at Comiskey Park I WAS A 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 – 4 9 0 CHI A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 6 1 …

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Aug 09

Washington Nationals Baseball Club was granted a “Class D” license to sell beer at Griffith Stadium

     Sixty years ago marked a turning point in the history of the original Washington Nationals franchise. No, they didn’t trade away a player who would go on to be the MVP of the American League (See: Jackie Jensen).        Although there may have been preliminary talks that weren’t revealed, there was no mention of a …

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Aug 09

Remembering 1924 – Senators win one and lose one

              Chicago White Sox 8, Washington Senators 2 (1) Game Played on Saturday, August 9, 1924 (D) at Comiskey Park I WAS A 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 – 2 8 0 CHI A 0 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 x – 8 …

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Aug 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators are granted a license to sell beer at Griffith

August 9 1921 – In the longest game in the majors this season, the Browns hang a loss on the Senators, 8-6 in 19 innings at Griffith. Brown starter Dixie Davis yields 13 hits over the first 11 frames, but allows no Washington safeties over the last 9 innings. George Sisler is 6-for-9 and the …

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Aug 08

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bobby Burke pitches no-hitter

August 8 1904 – The last place Nationals (21-69) win their 3rd straight in St. Louis, a 9-1 rout. The 3 game winning streak is a season best for woeful Washington. The Nats now sit just 34 games back of first place leaders Chicago, Boston and New York. 1920 – Jack Tobin and George Sisler …

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