Tag: Buddy Lewis

Aug 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson’s wild fastball knocks Ossie Vitt unconscious

August 10 1901 – The Nationals and A’s divide an eventful doubleheader in Washington. In game one, a 9-4 Washington win, Win Mercer of the Nats becomes the first AL pitcher ever to steal home. The A’s Nap Lajoie collects a pair of homers before getting ejected in the 7th. In the afternoon game, Philadelphia …

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Jan 19

The Legacy of Griffith Stadium

I would like to discuss the “Legacy of Griffith Stadium” and some of those wonderful memories of a time in the not so distant past – unfortunately memories are just about all that is left for those who remember major league baseball in Washington DC before the current Washington Nationals. This may serve as a …

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Jan 17

Growing Up at Griffith Stadium

In keeping with our theme of ‘timeless baseball” I thought it might be of interest to remember some of my childhood days as the son of a major league baseball player. I was very fortunate to have literally “grown up” at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC, where my dad had patrolled the outfield for the …

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Dec 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 28 1944 Former Senators 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for precision flying over the Burma War Theatre. 1967 Chairman of the Board James M. Johnston dies in Washington, DC. Senators Birthdays Auerlio Ituarte Rodriguez, Jr. B Dec. 28, 1947 D Sep. 23, 2000 Once again we present a long …

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