Tag: Chicago White Sox

Jul 30

Hansen’s Unassisted Triple Play

July 30, 1968 On a hot evening at Cleveland Stadium the 5,937 fans in attendance witnessed a baseball rarity. In the bottom of the 1st inning the Cleveland Indians had runners on 1st and 2nd base when Joe Azcue lined a ball to the Washington Senators shortstop Ron Hansen. Before anyone knew what had happened …

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Jun 12

Casanova’s Long Night

June 12, 1967 At District of Columbia Stadium the Washington Senators and the Chicago White Sox played in what was the longest night game (22 innings, six hours, and 38 minutes) in Major League history.  The Senators win the game 6-5 when Paul Casanova hits a single to left field and Hank Allen scores the …

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Apr 10

The Expansion Senators Debut

On April 10, 1961- Before the Washington Senators and the Chicago White Sox opening day  game the crowd of 26,725 watched President John  F. Kennedy throw out ceremonial first pitch at Griffith Stadium. The Senators’ starting pitcher Dick Donovan did his job in the top of the 1st inning by getting Minnie Minoso to line …

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Sep 02

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Fornieles gives up one hit in major league debut

September 2, 1952 In the second game of a double header at Griffith Stadium, Washington Senators’ pitcher Mike Fornieles, a 20-year old right hander from Cuba makes his major league debut against the Philadelphia Athletics. The young Fornieles struggled to find his control in the first two innings as he gave up one hit and …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1917 and 1933

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. . Brick Owens did not waste any time throwing out …

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May 03

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – May 3, 1949

The Senators (3-11) arrive in Chicago (8-5) for a short two game series with the White Sox. The team is looking to snap a two game slide. In baseball, as in life, timing is everything. On the orders of White Sox GM Frank Lane the White Sox installed a shorter fence in the outfield. It …

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