Tag Archive: Sid Hudson

Aug 06

This Date in Washington Senators History – Rookie Sid Hudson records his second 1-hit shutout

August 6 1917 – Eddie Plank, in the last game of his career, squares off against Walter Johnson in a fabulous, 11 inning pitching duel, won by Johnson, 1-0. The 41 year old Plank, no doubt tired of pitching for the sad Browns, will announce his retirement in a week, despite a 1.79 ERA. 1922 …

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Jun 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Sid Hudson’s bid for a no-hitter

June 21 1914 – If the designated hitter existed in 1914, maybe Walter Johnson could have filled the slot on some days that he didn’t pitch. It is no surprise then that Johnson wins it with his bat today at Detroit. Barney’s grand slam is the difference in the Nats 7-3 win. 1918 – CF …

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Apr 27

Sid Hudson blanks Yanks 1-0 on Babe Ruth Day

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Declared “Babe Ruth Day” by Major League Baseball, April 27, 1947 is also a special day in Washington Senators history. On April 27, Babe Ruth gave a speech promoting baseball as the best game in the world to the fans watching him at Yankee stadium, as well as to audiences across America. What many don’t …

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Apr 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ken McMullen traded for Aurelio Rodriguez

April 27 1947 – It’s Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. 58,339 fans in attendance hear the Babe give his farewell address. Ruth, who was suffering from throat cancer would succumb to the disease the next year. The Senators spoil the tribute winning 1-0 with the Senators Sid Hudson getting the victory over Spurgeon (Spud) …

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Apr 05

Hearts and Diamonds

  By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign …

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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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Jan 03

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 3 Just one birthday to report this January 3rd, that of long-time Senators pitcher and later Senators pitching coach Sid Hudson. Senators Birthdays Sidney Charles Hudson B Jan. 3, 1915 D Oct. 10, 2008 Sid Hudson would arrive with the Senators in a big way in mid-April of 1940. His rookie season would see …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

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By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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