Tag: Roy Sievers

Aug 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – Roy Siever’s walk off home run beats Tigers

August 3 1906 – In a duel of Tom’s, the National’s Tom Hughes and the Brown’s Tom Glade, the Nats defeat the Browns, 1-0, in 10 innings. Hughes homers in the top of the 10th for the only score of the game. In the process, Hughes becomes the first pitcher ever to win his own …

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May 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Watty Lee pitches first ever American League Shutout

May 15 1901 – The first ever shutout in American League history belongs to Washington. Watty Lee blanks the Boston Americans 4-0 in Boston. 1918 – Walter Johnson and Chicago’s Lefty Williams each go the distance for 18 scoreless innings. The Nats push a run across in the bottom of the 18th to win 1-0. …

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Apr 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

April 19 1920 Al Schacht, who later became the “Clown Prince of Baseball,” was all business as he pitched the Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. 1961 The expansion Senators lose their first road game in Chicago by a score of 6-1. Former Senators pitcher Early (Gus) Wynn gets the 286th victory …

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Apr 17

Roy Sievers was a true hero, but can today’s stars match him?

Somewhere last night, an exited kid of 10 or 11 proudly hung a Bryce Harper poster in their bedroom, and fell asleep to dream of the day when they, too, would hit a walk-off homer for the Nationals, sending the crowd into delirium. It’s not hard to find heroes on the Nats these days. The …

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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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Feb 08

Roy Sievers turns down contract offer

On February 8, 1958 the UP reported that Washington Senators’ slugger Roy Sievers, who last season led the American League in home runs and RBI’s while hitting .301, said today he wants a 100 percent increase in salary for the 1958 season. The 31-year-old outfielder said he had returned an unsigned contract to club President …

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Jul 21

Nats hit milestones on an historic date

As America commemorated 45 years since the first human steps on the moon Sunday, the Washington Nationals were celebrating some milestones and anniversaries of their own on the way to their 53rd victory of 2013, a 5-4 walk-off win over Milwaukee. Gio Gonzalez labored through one of his more difficult starts of the season, but …

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