Tag: Gene DeMontreville

May 02

Umpire Leaves game under police protection.

Thursday 2 September 1897 Pittsburgh 6 Washington 5 The concluding game of the series between the Pittsburgh’s and Washington’s at National Park was brought to a sensational finish in the eighth inning when Umpire Kick Kelly called the game with two out, two runs in, a man on third and one run necessary to tie …

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Mar 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 10 An unusual day for Senators birthdays on this date-one very early Senator and 3 One Game Wonders, all of them born in the 19th century, making the Senators Coffee Shop a busy place this March 10th. Senators Birthdays Eugene Napolean DeMontreville B Mar. 10, 1873 D Feb. 18, 1935 Shortstop  came to the …

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Apr 03

13 September 1897 The Ladies Day Riot

The District’s long association with baseball is unique. One event which has generated a lot of press is the Ladies Day Riot of 1897. The events that transpired that day, sadly enough, don’t support the legend. It wasn’t much of a riot, was not even ladies day and the team did not curtail the practice …

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Jan 21

“McGuire Goes”

13 July 1899, Washington trades Jim McGuire to the Brooklyn Dodgers. McGuire is the most popular player on the roster. His exodus joins a long list of other players whose departure was done not to improve the team but line the pockets of the Wagners. Here is the report in the press. Managers Arthur Irwin …

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Jan 11

Warm Weather and talk turns to Baseball

Baseball fans sit and wait for the weather to turn, while some make plans for the trip down south to catch their team in the Grapefruit League. Once again Washington fans have reason to be optimistic. New arrivals like Jerry Blevens and Doug Fister should bolster a formidable line-up. Maybe Mr. Espinosa can learn how …

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Mar 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 10 An unusual day for Senators birthdays on this date-one very early Senator and 3 One Game Wonders, all of them born in the 19th century, making the Senators Coffee Shop a busy place this March 10th. Senators Birthdays Eugene Napolean DeMontreville B Mar. 10, 1873 D Feb. 18, 1935 Shortstop Gene DeMontreville came …

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