Tag Archive: Lou Gehrig

Jul 07

FDR attends 1937 All-Star Game

July 7, 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first President to attend an All-Star game as he is invited to throw out the first ball at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. The President and the rest of the sellout crowd of 31,391 at the 5th Annual All-Star game had to deal with a very …

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Apr 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gehrig’s Consecutive game streak reaches 2,130

April 30 1939 – The Senators win 3-2, beating the Yankees in New York. Making the game notable is the fact that Lou Gehrig‘s 2,130 consecutive game streak comes to an end today. He is hitting .143 with just 4 hits since the beginning of the season. Senators Birthdays Anton Christian (Tony) Brottem B Apr. …

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Apr 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

Sam Dente

April 26 1901 – The American League starts play in Philadelphia, with the Senators besting the Philadelphia Athletics by the score of 5-1. 1931 – The Senators defeat the New York Yankees by a score of 9-7. A bizarre play seals the win for the Senators and possibly costs Lou Gehrig the 1931 home run …

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Apr 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 18 1960 – Playing their last season in Washington, the original Senators start the season with a 10-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams, playing in his last season, would hit a 500 foot home run in his first at bat, giving him a career total of 493, tying him with Lou …

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Sep 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Gehrig plays in 2,100th consecutive game

September 9 1914 – For the 3rd time this season, New York’s Jack Warhop drops a 1-0 decision to the home Senators. It is Warhop’s 5th 1-0 defeat of the year, tying the AL record set by Detroit’s Bill Donovan in 1903. 1916 – Walter Johnson goes the distance, allowing 2 runs, but Babe Ruth …

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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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