Jul 06

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bosman continues his breakout year

July 6 1914 – Washington SS George McBride‘s steal of home in the home 4th is all the help Walter Johnson will need in a 1-0 win over Boston. It is the 16th 1-0 victory of Johnson’s career. 1920 – In a game that Clark Griffith and the Senators would much rather forget, Washington is …

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Jul 05

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’45 Senators pull within 4.5 games of 1st place

July 5 1915 – At Boston, Sox hurlers Rube Foster and rookie Babe Ruth blank the Nats in two, 4-0 and 6-0. The Babe hits his first career triple and scores 2 runs in the final game. 1917 – Frank Baker‘s inside the park homer off Walter Johnson is just enough for the Yankees to …

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Jul 04

Washington Senators History on Independence Day

July 4 I hope everyone is enjoying their July 4th holiday. Please do not forget the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom and the gentlemen who risked facing death by signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776. I also salute all the great leaders, inventors, scientists, etc., who, through our …

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Jul 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators’ whip the Red Sox 11-0.

July 3 1913 – Boston racks 15 hits off Walter Johnson, but the Big Train does not yield a single run. The Sens take the tilt in 15 innings, 1-0 in Beantown. The 15 Red Sox safeties ties a ML record for most hits in an extra inning shutout loss. 1914 – Washington’s Rip Williams …

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Jul 02

George Wagner vs. John H Roche

It is the summer of 1893; the nation is in the grip of an economic depression. The status of the game in Washington is not well either. The National League’s second entry in Washington is in serious trouble. The Wagners have done poorly and in an attempt to generate more revenue they transfer games away …

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Jul 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ed Delahanty’s mysterious death

July 2 1903 – Ed Delahanty passes away at the age of 35 when he falls from a bridge in Bridgeburg, Ontario. The circumstances surrounding his death are still somewhat mysterious to this day. Delahanty had boarded a train in Detroit that was bound for New York’s Grand Central Station, according to a letter that …

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Jul 01

This Date in Washington Senators History – (1969) The sweep puts the Senators at 40-39

July 1 1908 – Concluding a 30 game road trip, the weary Nats are shutout in Philadelphia, 2-0. The Nats go 8-22 during their 30 game road swing. 1911 – Enduring one of the poorest outings of his career, Walter Johnson is slammed for 13 runs in a 13-8 Athletics’s rout in Washington. Johnson nemesis …

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Jul 01

Almost Perfect – Big Train’s No Hitter

Washington’s Walter Johnson almost pitched perfect game during his July 1, 1920 no-hit game against the Boston Red Sox. I was amazed to find out that the Big Train missed pitching a perfect game by one error. The Big Train pitched a perfect game through six innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning Boston’s …

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Jun 30

Midseason report card: Improving Nats have a chance to move up

We’ve reached the midpoint of the 2014 season, and it’s time once again to grade the Nationals on their performance so far. This year, the team stands at 43-38, a half game behind first-place Atlanta in the National League East. A year ago at this time, they were 41-40 and 6 1-2 games behind the …

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Jun 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1925 Nats move into 1st place

June 30 1925 – The Nats are in sole possession of 1st place with a 7-0 win over the A’s. Johnson allows 2 harmless hits in the rubber match of this 5 game series, of which 4 are won by Washington. 1937 – Pitcher Wes Ferrell, acquired on June 11 from Boston, knocks in the …

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