Tag Archive: Frank Howard

May 18

Game Six of Howard’s Home Run Streak

Washington Senators 8, Detroit Tigers 4 During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard hits two more home runs off of the …

Continue reading »

May 17

Game Five of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard continues his home run streak as he hits eighth home run in five games. …

Continue reading »

May 16

This Date in Washington Senators History -Cecil Travis collects 5 hits in his ML debut

May 16 1921 – Led by the bat of Ty Cobb, who pounds out 4 hits, scores 4 runs and swipes a base, the Tigers complete a 3 game sweep of the Nats in Detroit by a 17-11 score. Senators pitching gives up 33 runs in the series. 1930 – The Senators sweep a twin …

Continue reading »

May 16

Game Four of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard shows no mercy on Sam McDowell. Howard hits two, two run home runs off …

Continue reading »

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. …

Continue reading »

May 12

Day One of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. On this date Howard hits his first two home runs. The first first home run was …

Continue reading »

May 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train picks up 400th win

May 12 1926 Walter Johnson picks up his 400th career victory as the St. Louis Browns fall to the Sens 7-4 at Griffith Stadium. 1956 An 8 run bottom of the second propels the Senators to a 12-9 win over Boston. Washington’s Jerry Snyder falls a single short of the cycle and drives in 5 …

Continue reading »

Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

Continue reading »

Apr 07

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ted Williams’ debut as the Senators manager

April 7 1969 Ted Williams‘ debut as the new Senators manager is spoiled as the Yankees defeat Washington on Opening Day by a score of 8-4. Mel Stottlemeyer gets the win for the Yankees, Camilio Pascual is charged with the loss for the Senators. Frank Howard strokes a 2 run homer. The Senators outhit the …

Continue reading »

Jan 09

No Raise for Hondo?

Frank Howard

After belting 36 home runs for the Senators in 1967, Frank Howard found himself spending most of the off-season negotiating a new contract with Senators’ General Manager George Selkirk. The Washington Post reported on January 9, 1968 that Senators’ GM Selkirk told Howard that he will not be receiving a raise in 1968.  In early …

Continue reading »

Older posts «