Tag: Chuck Stobbs

Jul 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ed Delahanty’s mysterious death

July 2 1903 – Ed Delahanty passes away at the age of 35 when he falls from a bridge in Bridgeburg, Ontario. The circumstances surrounding his death are still somewhat mysterious to this day. Delahanty had boarded a train in Detroit that was bound for New York’s Grand Central Station, according to a letter that …

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May 07

Out of the Stadium — Into World Records

With Opening Day just past and still savoring the thrills and excitement of my first day as batboy, I was again taking advantage of the two-day excuse from school that my guidance counselor had granted. Stepping onto the streetcar and dropping my token into the coin box, I was again on my way to Griffith …

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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 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Stobbs Ends Losing Streak at Sixteen

June 21, 1957 The Washington Senators’ pitcher Chuck Stobbs wins his first decision after 16 straight losses. With many of the 9,462 spectators at Griffith Stadium holding onto rabbit feet while they watched Stobbs pitch a solid game as he struck out eight Indians’ en route to his complete game victory over the Tribe. For …

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