Tag: Washington Senators

Sep 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Senators’ Clinch AL Pennant

September 21, 1933 The Washington Senators’ behind the pitching of Lefty Stewart beat the St. Louis Browns 2-1 to clinch the American League Pennant. The pennant was the first for the Senators since they won the 1925 American League Pennant. The play of the game came occurred with the Browns at bat in the top …

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Aug 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Sam Rice makes D.C. Debut

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 …

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May 15

Flashback: Harper’s Shot Recalls Another D.C Phenom’s First Homer

Bryce Harper ensured his place in Washington baseball history even before he became the youngest major leaguer since 1998 to hit a home run. At 19 years, 211 days old, Harper isn’t even old enough to buy a drink to celebrate his more than 400-foot blast off San Diego Padres starter Tim Stauffer, which came …

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Mar 30

1969 Spring Training -The Entire Story

“Bob Short’s Picnic Table Diplomacy” Part 1 of a Five Part Series on 1969 Spring Training 1969′s spring training may have been the most unique in Washington baseball history. Change abounded. The club sported a new owner, Robert E. Short, a celebrity manager, Ted Williams, and even new uniforms (the elegant navy blue pinstripes replaced …

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Feb 25

Washington Senators Spring Training 1969: Ted (Finally) Gets His First Win

Part 2 of a Series After the owners and players reached a deal that ended the spring strike of 1969, Senators’ players arrived in Pompano Beach to meet their new celebrity manager, Ted Williams. Outside of Washington, where the common reaction was joy that Teddy Ballgame had joined Vince Lombardi in Washington, giving fans hope …

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Washington in the World Series

World Series 1924: Washington Senators (4) defeated New York Giants (3) World Series 1925: Pittsburgh Pirates (4) defeated Washington Senators (3) World Series: New York Giants (4) defeated Washington Senators (1)

Feb 06

Last Week’s Top Stories at dcbaseballhistory.com

Chad Cordero Memories by Stephen Walker Few Washington Nationals fans will forget the wonders of June 2005 when the infant Nationals, in their inaugural season since baseball inexplicably allowed the national pastime to depart the nation’s capital, rocketed to first place in the National League East with a 47-31 record. The Nationals completed their dream …

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Jan 29

Camilo Pascual elected to Twins Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Twins announced yesterday that former pitcher and five-time All-Star Camilo Pascual has been elected to the club’s Hall of Fame. Pascual will become the 24th member of the Twins Hall of Fame when he is inducted during a special on field pre-game ceremony July 14, when the Twins host the Oakland Athletics at …

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Jan 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 25 1943 The New York Yankees sell future Hall Of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez (See November 26 birthdays.) to the Boston Braves. Gomez will never pitch for Boston, being released by the Braves before the start of the season. Gomez will sign on with the Washington Senators, pitching in 1 game on May 30th …

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Jan 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 9 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Conroy B Jan. 9, 1899 D Jan. 23, 1970 Senators Short Timer Bill Conroy played in 18 games with the 1923 Senators at 1st and 3rd base. He’d depart the scene with a lifetime .133 batting average. Bill Conroy career record Leroy Louis Dietzel B Jan. 9, 1931 Still …

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