Tag Archive: Bucky Harris

Nov 08

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Bucky Harris

November 8 1955 In a nine player swap that ultimately helps neither team in the long run, the Nats ship veterans Mickey Vernon, Bob Porterfield, Johnny Schmitz and Tom Umphett to Boston for youngsters Truman “Tex” Clevenger, Dick Bradowski, Al Curtis, Neil Chrisley and Karl Olson. For Vernon, it is the second time Washington trades …

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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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Feb 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bucky Harris is the new Nationals’ manager.

February 9 1924 Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith names 2B Bucky Harris, last year’s team captain as the new Nationals’ manager. Harris, had annoyed Griffith by playing pro basketball over the winter, in violation of his contract. The Senators would go on to win the American League pennant and their only World Series against the …

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Apr 25

Bucky Harris Hall of Fame Induction

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Stanley “Bucky” Harris Hall of Fame induction 1975 I was very fortunate to have accompanied my father, as invited guests, of the Harris family to the induction of “Bucky” Harris into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1975. As many of you are aware, Bucky Harris was known as “The Boy Wonder” player-manager for …

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Apr 22

Almost Perfect – Big Train’s No Hitter

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As most of you know by now Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox tossed a perfect game yesterday. Humber’s perfect game was the 21st perfect game in Major League history. This morning I wanted to see how close Washington’s Walter Johnson came to pitching a perfect game during his July 1, 1920 no-hit game …

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Feb 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

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February 9 1924 – Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith names 2B Bucky Harris, last year’s team captain as the new Nationals’ manager. Harris, had annoyed Griffith by playing pro basketball over the winter, in violation of his contract. The Senators would go on to win the American League pennant and their only World Series against …

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