May 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – McDermott and Jensen exchange blows

May 21 1913 – Trailing Cleveland 2-0 in the top of the 9th, Washington’s Alva “Rip” Williams ties the contest with a 2 run, pinch HR. After the Sens score 2 more in the top of the 10th, Walter Johnson is bought in to seal the 4-2 victory. 1925 – The Big Train goes 3 …

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May 20

This Date in Washington Senators History

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May 20 1909 – After opening the season with 5 losses, Walter Johnson picks up his first victory over the Naps at Cleveland 3-2. 1920 – Deadlocked at the end of 14 innings at 3, the White Sox and Senators each score twice in the 15th. In the top of the 16th, the Pale Hose …

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May 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – Clark Griffith sells his nephew

Sherry Robertson

May 19 1919 – The Nats are shutout in Detroit 6-0. The loss begins a season high 11 game losing streak that will drop the Sens into 7th place, where they will stay for the rest of the season, finishing 56-84. 1923 – After Walter Johnson gives up 3 runs in the 9th, Allan Russell …

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May 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Tom Hughes goes after a heckler in the stands

May 18 1906 – In the 6th inning, Washington’s game against Chicago is interrupted when Senators P “Long” Tom Hughes goes after a heckler in the stands. The “Hitless Wonder” White Sox rout the Sens 10-0 in Washington. 1913 – Ty Cobb‘s steal of home in the bottom of the 7th is the only run …

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May 18

Game Six of Howard’s Home Run Streak (HR Video)

Washington Senators 8, Detroit Tigers 4 During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard hits two more home runs off of the …

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May 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Nats trample Philadelphia 16-5

May 17 1925 – At Cleveland, Tris Speaker picks up hit number 3,000 of his fabulous career, but the Senators spoil the occasion by winning 2-1. 1930 – The Nats trample Philadelphia 16-5. In the bottom of the 5th, OF Sammy West of the Sens hits a 3 run homer that causes a fan to …

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May 17

Game Five of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard continues his home run streak as he hits eighth home run in five games. …

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May 16

Remembering Tom Cheney, who deserved better

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Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout performance against the Detroit Tigers was certainly one for the ages, the highlight of one of the most remarkable weeks in the history of the Washington Nationals. But Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, whose contract extension was a key part of that week, owe a debt of gratitude to a man who might …

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May 16

This Date in Washington Senators History -Cecil Travis collects 5 hits in his ML debut

May 16 1921 – Led by the bat of Ty Cobb, who pounds out 4 hits, scores 4 runs and swipes a base, the Tigers complete a 3 game sweep of the Nats in Detroit by a 17-11 score. Senators pitching gives up 33 runs in the series. 1930 – The Senators sweep a twin …

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May 16

Game Four of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard shows no mercy on Sam McDowell. Howard hits two, two run home runs off …

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