Tag Archive: Gene Woodling

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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Apr 03

My Almost Unbelievable Story

As the baseball season swings into action, just the thought of all the excitement brings back so many of my fondest memories of Griffith Stadium. My almost unbelievable baseball story should commence by saying that as a kid, I was a baseball nut. I loved watching the Washington Senators play and every chance that I …

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Aug 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators increase lead over Yanks to 6.5 games

August 16 1909 – The A’s storm Walter Johnson for 6 runs in 5 innings of a 6-1 Nats loss. Johnson accounts for the Nats lone run with his first big league homer. Johnson’s blast, only the 3rd homer that clears the Washington LF fence, goes through a window of an adjacent building. 1912 – …

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May 11

The Senators Eleven Run Sixth Inning

On May 11, 1962, the 5-18 Washington Senators opened a three-game series against the Orioles at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Rookie Dave Stenhouse, who had posted his first major league win just five days earlier, had shut out the Orioles through five innings. Orioles left-hander Art Quirk had allowed only three hits and an unearned run …

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