Tag: Sam Rice

Sep 11

Nats and their fans get the celebration they deserve

We partied like it was 1933. For the first time in several generations, Washington baseball fans celebrated a championship  the right way: on their home field after a win. It hadn’t happened in Washington since Sept. 21, 1933, when the original Nats beat the St. Louis Browns, 2-1 at Griffith Stadium. After Lefty Stewart tossed …

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Aug 22

Remembering 1924 – The Senators are on the Yankees heels

            The Washington Senators did not play on this date. AL Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA New York Yankees 118 67 50 1 .573 – 614 535 Washington Senators 121 67 52 2 .563 1.0 566 467 Detroit Tigers 119 65 53 1 .551 2.5 …

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Jun 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – Pinelli’s hidden ball trick nabs Rice

June 22 1902 – In an effort to circumvent the ban on Sunday baseball in Ohio, the Cleveland Broncos and Nats play their game in Fort Wayne, IN. Cleveland and P Addie Joss beat the Nationals, 6-4. 1916 – Making the final starting assignment of his pitching career, Sam Rice pitches 6.2 innings and does …

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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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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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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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May 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Zimmerman’s Hit Streak reaches 25 games

May 7, 2009 Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium 24 year-old Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 25 games as the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9. Zimmerman extended the streak in the top of the first inning when he singled to center-field. For the night Zimmerman went 2 for 5 and scored …

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Aug 09

Michael Morse is Very Close to Joining Prestigious List

Michael Morse‘s single in the top of the 3rd inning last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston extended his current hit streak to 17 games. During the 17 game hit streak Morse has gone 23 for 73 for a .315 batting average. If Morse is able to extend his current streak to 20 games …

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Aug 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Sam Rice makes D.C. Debut

August 7, 1915 – Sam “Man O’ War” Rice makes his major league debut as a relief pitcher at the age of 25. Rice is put in the game after the Chicago White Sox took an early lead against the Senators. The Senators were not able to come back and give Rice the win in …

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