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May 16

This Date in Washington Senators History -Cecil Travis collects 5 hits in his ML debut

May 16 1921 – Led by the bat of Ty Cobb, who pounds out 4 hits, scores 4 runs and swipes a base, the Tigers complete a 3 game sweep of the Nats in Detroit by a 17-11 score. Senators pitching gives up 33 runs in the series. 1930 – The Senators sweep a twin …

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May 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

Walter Johnson

May 8 1912 – Walter Johnson‘s five game win streak is snapped with a 7-6 defeat at the hand of the White Sox in Washington. 1914 – May 8 must not have been a good day for the “Big Train” in his career. On this date in 1914, Johnson comes on in relief against the …

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Apr 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Johnson pitches his 5th Opening Day shutout

Ted Williams

April 23 1903 – The New York Highlanders won their first major-league game with a 7-2 decision over the Washington Senators. Pitcher Harry Howell gets the win for New York. 1919 – Walter Johnson records his 5th Opening Day shutout, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0 in 13 innings. Click here for the Box Score. 1969 …

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Apr 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday to Dizzy, Happy, Hippo, Ollie and a couple more

April 9 1959 – In the fifth inning against Washington at Griffith Stadium, the Orioles become the first team in history to turn a triple play on Opening Day. Vice President Richard Nixon, a right-hander, substitutes for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and watches the Senators breeze to a 9-2 win. Pedro Ramos is credited with …

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Apr 04

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Big Race

gil hodges

April 4 1948 Prior to an exhibition game in Orlando between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Senators, A’s owner-manager Connie Mack, age 85, and Senators’s owner Clark Griffith, age 78, stage a footrace. After entering the field in an ambulance, Mack and Griffith race from 3rd base to home plate and finish in a tie. …

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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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Apr 05

Hearts and Diamonds

  By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

ernie russ pompano

By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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