Tag: Al Orth

Sep 05

This Date in Washington Senators History – Lemon hits two home runs in one inning

September 5 1908 – Walter Johnson blanks New York for the second consecutive day, 6-0, at New York. 1921 – The all time career strikeout record, held by Cy Young, is eclipsed by the Big Train. Johnson strikes out 7 A’s in a losing cause to run his total to 2,287. In the opener, Philadelphia …

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Jul 22

The Art of Pitching by Al Orth

Al Orth wrote this article in the spring of 1902 just after jumping from the Phillies to Washington. Orth was 29 years old in 1902 and a veteran of 7 years in the majors. In 1902 he was 19-18 with an ERA of 3.97. In his 15 years in the majors he won 104 games. …

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