Tag: Harry Wright

Apr 29

Nats’ National League Debut

April 29, 1886 The Washington Nationals made their National League debut when they played the Philadelphia Quakers at the Swampoodle grounds in Washington D.C. The veteran Philadelphia ball club was managed by Harry Wright and the Washington ball club was managed by Mike Scanlon. The Washington fans were eager to see how their new Nationals …

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Feb 10

Toronto Seven

13 September 1898, Washington fans are awakened to headlines that the Wagners had sold the team to Arthur Irwin. One paper penned this article; “Well, the break has come at last, and we are to experience a change in the management of the Senators. Arthur Irwin, the Toronto magnate, has purchased an interest in the …

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