Jul 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

July 18 1906 – Cy Falkenburg of Washington becomes the first ML pitcher of the 20th century to hit a grand slam. Falkenburg’s slam off Chicago’s Frank Owen is enough for the home Nationals to swat Chicago, 6-3. 1920 – At Griffith, the Nats rap 17 hits to cruise to an easy 10-3 victory over …

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Jul 18

Goslin gets police escort out of the park

July 18, 1925 At Cleveland‚ the Washington Senators are leading the Indians 11-4 after five innings. Washington‘s Goose Goslin‚ who has knocked in 3 runs on a double and a home run faces the Indians’ reliever Bert Cole. Cole’s first pitch sailed inside near Goslin’s head. As the story goes Goslin with a raised bat …

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Jul 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bob Ganley scores 5 runs

Bob Ganly

July 17 1907 – Nats OF Bob Ganley scores 5 runs as Washington tames the Tigers, 13-2, in the Motor City. 1914 – Leading hitter Clyde Milan suffers a broken jaw from a outfield collision with teammate Danny Moeller at Cleveland. “Deerfoot” Milan will miss 40 games. The Indians add insult to injury with a …

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Jul 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1909 Nationals and Tigers 18 inning game ends 0-0

July 16 1909 – The longest scoreless contest in AL history is played on this day at Detroit’s Bennett Field. The Nationals and Tigers exchange zeros for 18 innings in a 0-0 tie. Detroit’s Ed Summers fans 10, walks 2 and limits the Nats to 7 hits in 18 innings of work. The Nats Bill …

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Jul 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’69 Senators win 50th game

July 15 1909 – The Tigers take a pair in Detroit, 9-5 and 7-0. Two inside-the-park home runs from Ty Cobb pace the Bengals. For the 5th time in 8 games, the Nats are shutout. 1915 – In the first of two in St.Louis, Browns rookie pitcher/1B George Sisler pitches a complete game in defeating …

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Jul 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coleman pitches second consecutive shutout

July 14 1904 – For only the second time this season, Washington wins two in a row. After yesterday’s 9-4 win over the Browns, the Nationals strike the visiting Browns again, this time by a 5-2 score. 1920 – An inside-the-park, 3-run homer from the bat of Sam Rice is the difference maker in the …

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Jul 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Grob gets win, despite not officially facing a batter

Connie Grob

July 13 1909 – For the third day in a row, the Nationals fail to score. The Nats are whitewashed at Detroit, 3-0. 1916 – Detroit’s Bill James strikes out 7 straight batters in the Tigers 3-1 win at Washington. 1918 – In D.C., Harry Heilmann’s 1st inning, RBI bloop single is the contest’s lone …

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Jul 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Washington outguns John McGraw’s Orioles, 14-12

July 12 1901 – For the first time in 10 days, the Nationals win a game, halting an 8 game losing skid. At Oriole Park in Baltimore, Washington outguns John McGraw‘s Orioles, 14-12. 1962 – Both the Senators and Twins score all their runs via the long ball. Back to back home runs from Jim …

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Jul 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1927 Senators complete 6 game sweep of the Tribe

July 11 1918 – Detroit proves that Walter Johnson is mortal by plating 8 runs in the final 3 innings for an 8-6, come from behind, victory in Washington. Ty Cobb knocks in a run and scores twice, as the Big Train fumbles a 6-0 cushion. 1925 – New Nat reliever Spencer Pumpelly becomes a …

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Jul 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators’ Milt Gaston pitches 14 hit shutout


July 10 1926 – In a 19-4 home blowout of the Browns, Washington sets a ML record when 13 different Nats score a run. P Stan Coveleski collects the easy win. 1928 – Senator P Milt Gaston pitches a 14 hit, 9-0 shutout of Cleveland in game two of a twin-bill, thus establishing an AL …

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