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Aug 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – ’25 Senators crush Tigers 20-5

August 22 1905 – The Nationals will take a win anyway they can. At Detroit, umpire John Sheridan awards a forfeit win to the Nationals when Detroit refuses to begin play after an argument. Washington is leading in the 11th, 2-1, when Sheridan awards the forfeit. 1915 – Seeing their 9 game win streak fall …

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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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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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Jul 22

The Big Train Keeps on Rolling

July 22, 1923 Walter Johnson, the Washington Senators star pitcher, becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strikeout 3,000 batters. Walter “The Big Train” Johnson rolled right over the Cleveland Indians as the Senators beat the Indians 3–1. The victory was The Big Train’s ninth of the season and the Senators won …

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Jul 08

Mickey Vernon’s MLB Debut

James Barton “Mickey” Vernon who was born on April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, PA, made his Major League and Washington Senator debut on July 8, 1939. In his first game Vernon went 1 for 5 at the plate and played first base as the Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 6-3. During the rest of …

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Jun 12

Casanova’s Long Night

June 12, 1967 At District of Columbia Stadium the Washington Senators and the Chicago White Sox played in what was the longest night game (22 innings, six hours, and 38 minutes) in Major League history.  The Senators win the game 6-5 when Paul Casanova hits a single to left field and Hank Allen scores the …

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Jun 11

Ferrell Boys traded to Washington

June 11, 1937 The Boston Red Sox and the Washington Senators made a five player trade, five days before the trading deadline. At the time the Red Sox were in desperate need of quality pitching so they traded brothers Wes and Rick Ferrell along with outfielder Mel Almada to the Senators, for pitcher Bobo Newsom …

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Jun 11

Remembering 1924 – Senators 12, Browns 1

Washington Senators 12, St. Louis Browns 1               Day Discrepancies Game Played on Wednesday, June 11, 1924 (D) at Sportsman’s Park III WAS A 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 – 12 18 0 STL A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 – …

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May 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Earl Whitehill’s no-hit bid broken by a 9th inning single

May 30 1912 – Floundering with a 17-21 record, the Senators purchase the contract of 1B Chick Gandil from Montreal of the International League. With Manager Griffith immediately placing Gandil in the lineup, the Sens reel off 17 straight wins to rise from 6th to 2nd place. 1913 – Harry Hooper of Boston leads off …

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May 11

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

The great jazz song titled “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills.The great composer Duke Ellington may not have found his swing if not for his first job at Griffith Stadium. The young Duke Ellington was more of a …

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