Tag Archive: Pittsburgh Pirates

Jul 08

Mickey Vernon’s MLB Debut

James Barton “Mickey” Vernon who was born on April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, PA, made his Major League and Washington Senator debut on July 8, 1939. In his first game Vernon went 1 for 5 at the plate and played first base as the Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 6-3. During the rest of …

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Jul 15

Home cooking will be crucial to Nats’ stretch run

  Even after Sunday’s 5-2 extra-inning win over the Marlins, it’s hard to describe them as doing anything but limping into the All-Star break with a 48-47 record. However, the Nats still have a chance to take advantage of a post-break schedule that’s loaded with home games, division opponents – and for the most part …

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Sep 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Senators’ Clinch AL Pennant

September 21, 1933 The Washington Senators’ behind the pitching of Lefty Stewart beat the St. Louis Browns 2-1 to clinch the American League Pennant. The pennant was the first for the Senators since they won the 1925 American League Pennant. The play of the game came occurred with the Browns at bat in the top …

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