Tag Archive: Joe McClain

May 05

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 5 1904 – After losing their first 13 games of the season, Washington finally picks up its first win by defeating the NY Highlanders 9-4 at Hilltop Park. 3 days later, with the Senators sitting at 1-16, player-manager Mallachi Kiitridge is relieved of his managerial duties in favor of Patsy Donavan, who is embroiled …

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Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

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Apr 14

Rookie Joe McClain Posts the Expansion Senators’ First Win

Having lost their first game to the White Sox on Opening Day, April 10, 1961, the expansion Senators were idle for two days due to inclement weather. By Friday evening, April 14, the rain moved on, and a 27-year-old rookie pitcher walked to the mound to start the opener of a three-game series against the …

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Apr 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 14 1910 President William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States starts an American tradition by throwing out the ceremonial “first pitch”. Catching the ball is Senators pitcher Walter Johnson who throws a one-hitter, winning 3-0 over the Philadelphia Athletics. The only hit for the A’s is a Frank Baker double. 1961 Washington’s …

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