Tag Archive: Darold Knowles

May 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Watty Lee pitches first ever American League Shutout

May 15 1901 – The first ever shutout in American League history belongs to Washington. Watty Lee blanks the Boston Americans 4-0 in Boston. 1918 – Walter Johnson and Chicago’s Lefty Williams each go the distance for 18 scoreless innings. The Nats push a run across in the bottom of the 18th to win 1-0. …

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May 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

Walter Johnson

May 8 1912 – Walter Johnson‘s five game win streak is snapped with a 7-6 defeat at the hand of the White Sox in Washington. 1914 – May 8 must not have been a good day for the “Big Train” in his career. On this date in 1914, Johnson comes on in relief against the …

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May 06

This Date in Washington Senators History

Darold Knowles

May 6 1967 – Behind 9th inning solo homers by Bob Chance and Paul Casanova, the Senators win their 3rd straight by shutting out the Angels 2-0 in Anaheim. Darold Knowles picks up the victory with 6 solid innings of relief, scattering 2 hits and striking out 6. Senators Birthdays Patrick Henry (Pat) Duff B …

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Apr 05

Hearts and Diamonds

  By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign …

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Aug 10

Storen’s 30th Save puts him on a Very Short List

Last night in Chicago, the Washington Nationals’ closer Drew Storen, entered the game for the start of the bottom of the 9th inning and did what he does best and that is he saved another game for the Nats. Storen’s 30th save of the 2011 season sealed the deal for the Nats’ starter Chien-Ming Wang …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

ernie russ pompano

By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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Jul 11

Remembering the Last All-Star Game played in the Nation’s Capital

Major League baseball’s mid-summer classic was held at RFK Stadium on July 23, 1969. The sell-out crowd 45,259 that included President Richard M. Nixon witnessed some of the hardest hit home runs in All Star game history. In total there were five home runs hit during the 1969 All Star game. The National League went …

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