Tag: Washington Senators

Jun 21

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Stobbs Ends Losing Streak at Sixteen

June 21, 1957 The Washington Senators’ pitcher Chuck Stobbs wins his first decision after 16 straight losses. With many of the 9,462 spectators at Griffith Stadium holding onto rabbit feet while they watched Stobbs pitch a solid game as he struck out eight Indians’ en route to his complete game victory over the Tribe. For …

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May 17

Harmon Killebrew Dies at the age of 74

We are just hearing the sad news that Harmon Killebrew passed away this morning at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 74. Late last week the news broke that Harmon decided to stop his cancer treatment for esophageal cancer. As it was very sad to hear about Harmon stopping the treatment it …

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Jul 11

Washington D.C. Baseball History – July 1907

Walter Johnson was pitching for the Weiser “semi-pro” team in the Idaho State League. The 19-year old hurler was so dominating that he caught the attention of many Major League scouts from the east. In late June the Washington Senators Manager Joe Cantillion sent injured catcher Cliff Blankenship to Idaho to scout the young phenom. …

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Jun 23

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – June 23, 1933

Player and Manager Joe Cronin lead the Senators to their 3rd straight victory, 7 to 3, over the White Sox, with his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. The victory puts the Senators a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees. At the time Cronin set a Major League Record with 13 hits in three consecutive games …

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May 03

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – May 3, 1949

The Senators (3-11) arrive in Chicago (8-5) for a short two game series with the White Sox. The team is looking to snap a two game slide. In baseball, as in life, timing is everything. On the orders of White Sox GM Frank Lane the White Sox installed a shorter fence in the outfield. It …

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Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 17, 1953

He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It was …

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