Tag: Joe Kuhel

Jul 08

Mickey Vernon’s MLB Debut

James Barton “Mickey” Vernon who was born on April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, PA, made his Major League and Washington Senator debut on July 8, 1939. In his first game Vernon went 1 for 5 at the plate and played first base as the Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 6-3. During the rest of …

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Jun 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’33 Senators win 14th of last 15 games

June 25 1919 – Sam Rice homers and Clyde Milan collects 3 hits to lead the Nationals over the Red Sox, 8-3, in the leadoff game of a doubleheader in Beantown. Sox starter Babe Ruth walks 5 and gets touched for 9 hits. With the Bambino moving to LF for game two, the Nats bats …

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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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