Tag Archive: Roger Wolff

Mar 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 15 1944 In accordance with wartime travel restrictions the Washington Senators train at the University of Maryland. The Senators enter camp with 6 knuckleball pitchers on their spring training roster: Alex Carrasquel, Mickey Haefner, Dutch Leonard, Bill Lefebvre, Johnny Niggleing and Roger Wolff. Haefner, Leonard, Niggeling and Wolff all are selected for the starting …

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Sep 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – Roger Wolff wins number 20

September 22 1917 Do not laugh at Ty Cobb, even if you are the greatest pitcher of all time. When Walter Johnson strikes the Peach out in the 1st, Johnson laughs about it. A motivated Cobb comes to the plate in the top of the 3rd, with 2 Tigers aboard. Cobb gets his revenge by …

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Sep 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1945 Roger Wolff wins number 19

September 16 1945 – At Washington, the Nats, after 10 straight losses to Hal Newhouser, finally defeat the Detroit ace, 3-2. Roger Wolff of the Nats gets his 19th win. The Tigers maintain their 2.5 game lead by trimming the Senators, 5-4, in the nightcap. 1961 – In a deal that will pay dividends for …

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Apr 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators lose the opener 8-0. Pete Richert is tagged with the loss for Washington. Mickey Mantle plays 1st base for the first time in his career. Bill Robinson and Elston Howard homer …

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Mar 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 15 1944 In accordance with wartime travel restrictions the Washington Senators train at the University of Maryland. The Senators enter camp with 6 knuckleball pitchers on their spring training roster: Alex Carrasquel, Mickey Haefner, Dutch Leonard, Bill Lefebvre, Johnny Niggleing and Roger Wolff. Haefner, Leonard, Niggeling and Wolff all are selected for the starting …

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