Tag: Joe DiMaggio

Sep 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Joe DiMaggio hits 3 homers at Griffith stadium

September 10 1935 – In Griffith, the Nats thump the Tigers, 6-0. Detroit sprays 6 hits off winner Bobo Newsom. The Nats send losing pitcher Schoolboy Rowe to detention after 6 innings of work. 1940 – Truly a pitchers best friend. In the 9th inning at Comiskey, with Washington leading, 5-2, Nats P Ken Chase …

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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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Jan 09

The 1948 Project – 5 August 1948 Whisper’s from Washington

Gene Bearden wins but is outpitched by Ray Scarborough in a mound duel. Cleveland turns an amazing six double plays, crippling Washington’s offense. Ray Scarborough took his sixth loss, scattering two runs in his seven innings of work. Both runs earned by the long ball. Jim Hegan and Bearden back to back in the third. …

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Apr 29

The Joyful Sendoff of 1969

The Passion of Washington Baseball Fans Part 2: The Joyful Sendoff of 1969 After their triumphant return home from the late June into early July road trip that left them with a winning record, the 1969 Senators stumbled into the All-Star break with a 51-50 record. Still, all baseball marveled at the makeover Ted Williams …

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Jan 19

The Legacy of Griffith Stadium

I would like to discuss the “Legacy of Griffith Stadium” and some of those wonderful memories of a time in the not so distant past – unfortunately memories are just about all that is left for those who remember major league baseball in Washington DC before the current Washington Nationals. This may serve as a …

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