Jun 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators sign Jim Kaat

June 17 1923 – The Pale Hose are assisted in their 5-3, 11 inning win in Washington by Nats starting P Skipper Friday and 3B Ossie Bluege. Friday walks 14 and Bluege ties a ML record by striking out 5 times. 1924 – Beginning the day 24-26 and in 6th place, the Nats come through …

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Jun 17

Telegram for Mr. Johnson

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Before Walter Johnson was known as the Big Train, he was the Weiser Wonder. In the summer of 1907, Walter Johnson was pitching for the Weiser “semi-pro” team in the Idaho State League. The 19-year old hurler was so dominating that he caught the attention of many Major League scouts from the east. On June …

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Jun 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – Epstein hits his 4th consecutive home run

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June 16 1925 – Walter Johnson becomes the AL’s first 10 game winner. The 3-0 win moves the 2nd place Nats to within 1 game of league leading Philadelphia. 1935 – Sportsman’s Park is kind to Sens OF John Stone today. In today’s doubleheader split with St.Louis, Stone racks up 4 singles, 2 doubles and …

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Jun 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Expansion Senators improve record to 30-30

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June 15 1907 – The 20 year career of Lave Cross comes to an end when the Nationals release the 41 year old. Beginning his career in 1887 with the Louisville Colonels of the American Association, Cross would see time with the Philadelphia Athletics in the AA and the Philadelphia Quakers of the Players League. …

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Jun 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators win 14th in a row

June 14 1912 – The streaking Sens win their 14th in a row. With Clyde Milan stealing 5 bases in 3 innings, Washington hands the Naps their 6th straight defeat with a 13-8 victory. 1913 – The Nats leapfrog the guest White Sox for 3rd place in the standings with an 8-3 win. Chicago receiver …

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Jun 13

Streaks to remember: Stras and the Big Train

Stephen Strasburg has been in great company while streaking through this season, blowing past franchise marks for consecutive victories set by Pedro Martinez, Dennis Martinez and Livan Hernandez, and matching Jake Arietta for the major league lead in wins. If that’s not enough, the Nationals star now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with arguably the greatest pitcher of …

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Jun 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Goose Goslin is traded

June 13 1905 – Chicago easily disposes of the Nats, 7-0. Sox RHP Frank Owen not only collects the win and shutout. He also steals home in the top of the 8th, Owen’s 2nd, and final, stolen base of the year. Strangely, both stolen bases are swipes of home and both happen to occur against …

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Jun 12

Casanova’s Long Night

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June 12, 1967 At District of Columbia Stadium the Washington Senators and the Chicago White Sox played in what was the longest night game (22 innings, six hours, and 38 minutes) in Major League history.  The Senators win the game 6-5 when Paul Casanova hits a single to left field and Hank Allen scores the …

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Jun 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators blow 11-1 lead

June 12 1910 – The 1906 White Sox were dubbed the “Hitless Wonders”, but the 1910 incarnation appears to be trying to steal that moniker. For the third straight day, the punchless Sox are shutout by the visiting Nats, this time 3-0. RHP Bob Groom collects the win. 1923 – The Browns double up the …

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Jun 11

The Great Bambino knocked out cold

It was always a special time in D.C. when Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees came to town to play the Washington Senators. The fans in the Nation’s Capital came out in droves to Griffith Stadium in hopes to witness one of Ruth’s mammoth home runs. One of those mammoth home runs took place …

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