Tag Archive: Joe Cronin

Sep 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Cronin hits for the Cycle

September 2 1928 – P Firpo Marberry gets the win and drives in both of Washington’s runs in a 2-0 home shutout of the Yankees. The loss shrinks New York’s lead over the A’s to 1.5 games. 1929 – The Senators divide a pair at Fenway. The two Joes do the BoSox in during the …

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Jul 23

When the Stars (and so Much Else) Came to Washington

So many years have passed since the nation’s capital last hosted baseball’s All-Star game that most people have forgotten the unique, unforgettable events that took place before and during the 1969 midsummer classic as well as one of the many fiascos one Robert E. Short committed during his sad, incompetent tenure as the Washington Senators’ …

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Jun 23

The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. The 24 year old Ruth was so outraged that …

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Aug 09

Michael Morse is Very Close to Joining Prestigious List

Michael Morse‘s single in the top of the 3rd inning last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston extended his current hit streak to 17 games. During the 17 game hit streak Morse has gone 23 for 73 for a .315 batting average. If Morse is able to extend his current streak to 20 games …

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Feb 18

Well, the Man wanted a tryout

During spring training in 1933, a visitor arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi wearing a four-day beard and covered in lawyers of country grime. He was out of work, so he rode the train cars from town to town in search of a job. He had some pitching experience, so why not seek a tryout with rookie …

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Jan 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

Cronin

January 31 1959 – Former Senators and Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin (See October 12th birthdays.) signs a seven-year pact to become head of the A.L. Cronin was active as a major leaguer from 1926 through 1945, playing for the Pirates in 1926 and 1927, the Senators from 1928 through 1934 and the Red Sox …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1917 and 1933

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. . Brick Owens did not waste any time throwing out …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – June 23, 1933

Player and Manager Joe Cronin lead the Senators to their 3rd straight victory, 7 to 3, over the White Sox, with his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. The victory puts the Senators a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees. At the time Cronin set a Major League Record with 13 hits in three consecutive games …

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