Tag: Tim Cullen

Sep 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – Tim Cullen is the man of the hour

September 3 1910 – A triple steal nets Philadelphia’s lone run in a 3-1 Nats home victory. Walter Johnson, in a battle of Hall of Famers, bests Chief Bender. 1921 – The Yankees wrap up a 6 game, road and home sweep of the Senators at the Polo Grounds, 9-3. Carl Mays gets the win …

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Jul 30

Hansen’s Unassisted Triple Play

July 30, 1968 On a hot evening at Cleveland Stadium the 5,937 fans in attendance witnessed a baseball rarity. In the bottom of the 1st inning the Cleveland Indians had runners on 1st and 2nd base when Joe Azcue lined a ball to the Washington Senators shortstop Ron Hansen. Before anyone knew what had happened …

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Apr 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday to Dizzy, Happy, Hippo, Ollie and a couple more

April 9 1959 – In the fifth inning against Washington at Griffith Stadium, the Orioles become the first team in history to turn a triple play on Opening Day. Vice President Richard Nixon, a right-hander, substitutes for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and watches the Senators breeze to a 9-2 win. Pedro Ramos is credited with …

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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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