Oct 14

1933 Washington Senators (Part 7)

The hopes of a World Championship in the 1933 dream season of the Washington Senators appeared to be over. The Giants took a 3-0 lead in Game Five, and they sent General Crowder to the showers after 5 1/3 innings. With a runner on second, only one out, and with the Giants threatened to put …

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Oct 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson announces his retirement

October 14 1925 No champion will be determined today. Game 7 at Pittsburgh is rained out. 1927 The 21 year ride from the Big Train comes to the end of the line. Walter Johnson announces his retirement as an active ballplayer. An AL record 802 games pitched, a ML record (until 1983) 3,509 strikeouts, 417 …

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Oct 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1925 World Series tied 3-3

October 13 1925 World Series Washington at Pittsburgh, Game 6 Pirates 3 Senators 2 Series tied 3-3 Back in the Steel City for the sixth game, Sens skipper Bucky Harris finds himself in a quandary on who to select as his starter. Having used Tom Zachary in relief yesterday in a fruitless attempt to keep …

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Oct 13

1933 Washington Senators (Part 6)

At the White House,two of America’s most beloved were surrounded about one-hundred sportswriters on the morning of October 6th.  The Writers listened as one of those American Heroes spoke while he had his arms around the other hero: “During the 1920 presidential campaign, I walked into the lobby and found the crowd, which I thought …

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Oct 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1925 Pirates 6 Senators 3

October 12 1925 World Series Pittsburgh at Washington, Game 5 Pirates 6 Senators 3 Senators lead series 3-2 Festive spirits permeates the masses at Griffith Stadium as the Nats look to seal their second straight world championship. No team in World Series history has ever blown a 3 games to 1 lead, so game 5 …

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Oct 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators lead World Series 3-1

October 11 1925 World Series Pittsburgh at Washington, Game 4 Senators 4 Pirates 0 Senators lead series 3-1 Proving that good pitching will almost always shut down a high octane offense, Washington puts a stranglehold on this series with today’s 4-0 blanking of the Pirates. The Bucs led the majors in runs scored in 1925 …

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Oct 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Washington Wins the ’24 World Series

October 10 1924 World Series NY Giants at Washington, Game 7 Senators 4 Giants 3 (12) Senators win World Series 4-3 1924 World Series Champions! October 10, 1924. The day the Washington Senators won the World Series for the only time in their 71 year existence. The pitching matchup for this 7th game is Virgil …

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Oct 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 World Series tied 3-3

October 9 1924 World Series NY Giants at Washington, Game 6 Senators 2 Giants 1 Series tied 3-3 Nearly 5,000 fans greet the downcast Senators upon their arrival home at the train station following yesterday’s loss. 34,254 click the turnstiles for game 6 in Griffith, including Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace. While “Silent” Cal …

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Oct 08

Washington’s First Post Season Series

On 8 October 1880, an Inter-league playoff series is hastily arranged between the Washington Nationals, champions of the National Association and the Chicago White Stockings, champions of the National League. The games will be played in Washington and Baltimore. The National League Champion Chicago White Stockings The White Stockings finished first in the National League …

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Oct 08

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’24 World Series Giants lead 3-2

October 8 1924 World Series Washington at NY Giants, Game 5 Giants 6 Senators 2 Giants lead series 3-2 The good news: Goose Goslin sets a still standing World Series record by hitting safely in six consecutive at bats. Goslin establishes the mark with a 2nd inning, infield hit off Jack Bentley. The bad news: …

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