Tag Archive: Sam Rice

Feb 20

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 20 Senators Birthdays Edgar Charles (Sam) Rice B Feb. 20, 1890 D Oct. 13, 1974 Hall Of Famer Sam Rice should need no introduction-a Senator from 1915 through 1933, played on all 3 pennant winning teams for Washington, hit over .300 in 14 of the 20 seasons he played. Originally joining the Senators in …

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Feb 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 13 1934 The Cleveland Indians sign future Hall Of Famer Sam Rice. Rice, who played for the Senators from 1915 through 1933 and appeared in all 3 of the World Series that the Senators played in, will finish his career with a final season in Cleveland, ending his playing days with 2,987 hits. Reportedly …

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Jan 19

The Legacy of Griffith Stadium

I would like to discuss the “Legacy of Griffith Stadium” and some of those wonderful memories of a time in the not so distant past – unfortunately memories are just about all that is left for those who remember major league baseball in Washington DC before the current Washington Nationals. This may serve as a …

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Jan 17

Growing Up at Griffith Stadium

In keeping with our theme of ‘timeless baseball” I thought it might be of interest to remember some of my childhood days as the son of a major league baseball player. I was very fortunate to have literally “grown up” at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC, where my dad had patrolled the outfield for the …

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D.C. Baseball History Outlet for Books and Videos

This area is for the D.C. Baseball History lover. You will find links to some of the best books and videos of D.C. Baseball History. Click on the title of the books for information. Books A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators by Stephen J. Walker Baseball At RFK Stadium by James R. Hartley …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1917 and 1933

June 23, 1917 The Babe Gets Ejected After Walking Senators’ Morgan In the top of the first inning of the first game of a scheduled double-header between the Senators and the Red Sox, Babe Ruth gave up a four pitch walk to the Senators’ Ray Morgan. . Brick Owens did not waste any time throwing out …

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Aug 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 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 his debut as the …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – June 23, 1933

Player and Manager Joe Cronin lead the Senators to their 3rd straight victory, 7 to 3, over the White Sox, with his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. The victory puts the Senators a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees. At the time Cronin set a Major League Record with 13 hits in three consecutive games …

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