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

Small Town Celebrates Senators ’24 World Series Victory

Since baseball returned to Washington in 2005 millions of fans have passed through the gates of RFK Stadium and Nationals Park.  Thousands more watch games on television.  No season generated more excitement than the 2012 season when the Nats not only won their division but also hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a five game …

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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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Oct 07

The 1933 Senators – Game 5 of the 1933 World Series (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 07

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Goslin Game

October 7 1924 World Series Washington at NY Giants, Game 4 Senators 7 Giants 4 Series tied 2-2 In baseball lore, this contest became known as the “Goslin Game”. A Polo Grounds record crowd of 49,243 witness Goslin’s 4-for-4, 4 RBI day that leads the Senators to a 7-4 win to deadlock the series. With …

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Oct 06

Newsreel of the Washington Senators winning 1924 World Series

I hope Nats fans will be able to celebrate like it was 1924. The Library of Congress recently found nearly perfectly preserved nitrate film of a “Kinograms” newsreel showing the Washington Senators winning 1924 World Series.       Senators’ victory parade October 1, 1924, after