Tag: New York Yankees

Apr 20

President Truman Greeted by Boo-Birds

On this day in 1951 the Washington Senators invited Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States of America to throw out the first pitch at the team’s home opener on April 20, 1951. The President who is baseball fan accepts the invitation. The President must have been aware that he may not …

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Apr 10

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Johnson beats Newly Named Yankees

April 10, 1913 Behind the superb pitching of Walter Johnson  the Washington Senators beat the newly named New York Yankees 2-1. With the Yankees only run being an unearned run, Walter Johnson begins a  streak of shutout innings that will reach a record 56 innings. Walter  Johnson will go on to have his greatest season …

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Aug 28

Goose Goslin leads Senators over Yanks

August 28, 1924 – The Washington Senators win the first game of a four game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium by the score of 11 to 6. The Senators were led by Goose Goslin who hit for the cycle and went 4 for 5 and knocked in 6 runs during the …

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Sep 26

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1924 Pennant Race – 1969 Senators’ are Winners

1924 Pennant Race – The Senators lead Yanks by One game September 26 – Boston, MA The Boston Red Sox beat the first place Washington Senators 2-1 in front of 12,000 spectators at Fenway Park. The Senators’ loss and the Yankees’ 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics left the Senators with only a one game …

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May 25

Remembering Joe Judge on his Birthday

*Remembering Brooklyn born Joseph Ignatius Judge “Joe Judge” on his 119th birthday. When Joe was a young boy his family moved to the Upper East Side of New York. When Joe was 12 years-old he enjoyed playing baseball. One day while playing shortstop Joe was noticed by a local mailman Bud Hannah. Bud took some …

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Aug 08

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – The Beginning of Decisive Winning Streak

August 8, 1933 – The Washington Senators (65-38) snapped a three game losing streak when they beat the New York Yankees (63-40) by a score of 5-1 at Yankee Stadium. The Senators victory gave the team a two game lead over the 2nd place Yankees in the American League standings. The victory over the Yankees …

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Jun 15

If the Nats were the Redskins

The Washington Nationals have a record 38-23 and are in first place in the National League’s East Division. In fact they have the second best record in both leagues. This weekend the up and coming Nats take on perennial power house New York Yankees for a three game series at Nationals Park. With all this …

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Jun 14

Sox Swept, Jays Jolted, Now Yanks Await For Key Test

It’s time again for one of those tests the Washington Nationals keep facing this season as they continue to stay above the fray in the National League East, another of those stretches that can distinguish great ball clubs from merely good ones. The Nats are coming off their best road trip of the season, a …

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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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Jan 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 25 1943 The New York Yankees sell future Hall Of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez (See November 26 birthdays.) to the Boston Braves. Gomez will never pitch for Boston, being released by the Braves before the start of the season. Gomez will sign on with the Washington Senators, pitching in 1 game on May 30th …

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