Tag Archive: Walter Johnson

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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May 15

Walter Johnson’s 18-inning complete game shutout

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On May 15, 1918 the Washington Senators’ pitcher Walter “Big Train” Johnson pitched a Major League Baseball record *18-inning complete game shutout, to defeat Claude “Lefty” T. Williams and the Chicago White Sox 1-0. The fans at Griffith Stadium were treated to one of the greatest pitching duels in baseball history. After 9-innings the game …

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May 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Sunday baseball is legalized in the District of Columbia

May 14 1913 – A new major league record is set in St. Louis as Walter Johnson breaks Jack Coombs record of 53 consecutive scoreless innings. The Browns will push a run across in the 4th to snap the streak at 55.2 innings, but the Sens still prevail 10-5. 1914 – In Washington, Chicago’s Jim …

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May 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train picks up 400th win

May 12 1926 Walter Johnson picks up his 400th career victory as the St. Louis Browns fall to the Sens 7-4 at Griffith Stadium. 1956 An 8 run bottom of the second propels the Senators to a 12-9 win over Boston. Washington’s Jerry Snyder falls a single short of the cycle and drives in 5 …

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May 11

This Date in Washington Senators History

May 11 1904 New Senators manager Patsy Donavan picks up his first win in his managerial debut as the Senators beat the Browns 7-3 in Washington. The victory “improves” the Nats record to 2-16. 1911 At Chicago, the Senators give up a season high 20 runs as the Senators get pounded 20-6 by the Sox. …

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May 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train’s consecutive scoreless innings streak at 52.2

May 10 May 10 was an eventful day in the colorful history of the Senators, particularly as it pertains to Walter Johnson and a variety of streaks and records by different players. 1909 – Walter Johnson suffers his second straight 1-0 shutout loss, this one to the White Sox at South Side Park. It is …

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May 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

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May 8 1912 – Walter Johnson‘s five game win streak is snapped with a 7-6 defeat at the hand of the White Sox in Washington. 1914 – May 8 must not have been a good day for the “Big Train” in his career. On this date in 1914, Johnson comes on in relief against the …

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May 07

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Babe out-duels The Big Train

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May 7 1917 – Boston’s Babe Ruth out-duels Walter Johnson 1-0 in Washington. The only run is a sacrifice fly by, who else, the Babe himself. 1957 – Charlie Dressen is dismissed as the Senators manager after the Senators drop 8 straight to fall to 5-16. Under new manager Cookie Lavagetto, the Senators drop their …

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May 02

This Date in Washington Senators History – Johnson pitches 100th career shutout

May 2 1923 – Walter Johnson pitches the 100th shutout of his career with a 3-0 win over the Yankees at Griffith Stadium. The “Big Train” would record 113 shutouts, still a major league record. Senators Birthday Lucas Newton Turk B May 2, 1898 D Jan. 11, 1994 Senators Short Timer Lucas Turk appeared in …

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Apr 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

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April 28 1911 – Walter Johnson picks up his first victory of the season with a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia. The only run yielded by the the “Big Train” is a solo HR to Frank “Home Run” Baker. This will be the first of 25 wins for Johnson as he will finish fifth in the …

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