Tag: Marty Keough

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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Apr 10

The Expansion Senators Debut

On April 10, 1961- Before the Washington Senators and the Chicago White Sox opening day  game the crowd of 26,725 watched President John  F. Kennedy throw out ceremonial first pitch at Griffith Stadium. The Senators’ starting pitcher Dick Donovan did his job in the top of the 1st inning by getting Minnie Minoso to line …

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Mar 11

The New Washington Senators

While (now) ”classic” songs such as “Blue Moon” by the Marcels, “Runaway” by Del Shannon and “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K. Doe were playing over local transistor radios throughout the D.C area, the new Washington Senators were playing their first ever spring training game in Florida. The date was Saturday, March 11, 1961, and the expansion version of the Washington Senators — …

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