On April 9, 1962 — President John F. Kennedy throws out the first ball to open the baseball season at new $23-million District of Columbia Stadium. Keeping a Laotian prince waiting in the White House. Despite raindelay, a record Washington crowd of 42,143 shows up to see Senators pitcher Bennie Daniels stop Detroit with a five-hit, 4 – 1 victory. JFK stays for the entire game and enjoys seeing Mickey Vernon’s Senators, unfortunatly the Senators will lose 100 games for there second consecutive season.

 

 

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Washington Senators 4, Detroit Tigers 1

 

Game Played on Monday, April 9, 1962 (D) at D.C. Stadium

DET A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 5 2 
WAS A 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 x - 4 13 3
BOX+PBP
WP: Daniels (1-0)
LP: Mossi (0-1)
HR: Johnson (1)

Play by Play

 

TIGERS 1ST: Wood singled to left; Wood was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Daniels [Wood to second]; Bruton
grounded out (pitcher to first); Kaline popped to shortstop;
Colavito grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Piersall struck out; O'Connell struck out; Hinton
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash flied out to center; Boros grounded out (third
to first); Fernandez grounded out (third to shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Long flied out to left; Tasby struck out; Johnson
singled to right; Cottier popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Roarke struck out; Mossi singled to center; Wood out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Mossi to second]; Bruton
lined to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Schmidt singled to right; Daniels out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Schmidt to second]; Piersall
flied out to right; O'Connell singled to third [Schmidt to
third]; Hinton was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Senators 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline grounded out (pitcher to first); Colavito
popped to first; Cash grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Long flied out to left; Tasby walked; Johnson
homered [Tasby scored]; Cottier grounded out (second to first);
Schmidt flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Senators 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Boros was called out on strikes; Fernandez struck
out; Roarke lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Senators 2.

SENATORS 5TH: Daniels struck out; Piersall tripled to right;
O'Connell flied out to right; Hinton popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Senators 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Mossi lined to second; Wood singled to left; Bruton
singled to right [Wood to third]; Kaline forced Bruton (pitcher
to second) [Kaline to second (error by Cottier), Wood scored];
Colavito was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Tigers 1, Senators 2.

SENATORS 6TH: Long flied out to left; Tasby singled to center;
Johnson grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Tasby out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Senators
2.

TIGERS 7TH: Cash grounded out (second to first); Boros walked;
Fernandez was called out on strikes; WERTZ BATTED FOR ROARKE;
Wertz reached on an error by Daniels [Boros to second]; BUNNING
RAN FOR WERTZ; OSBORNE BATTED FOR MOSSI; Osborne walked [Boros
to third, Bunning to second]; Wood flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 1, Senators 2.

SENATORS 7TH: BROWN REPLACED BUNNING (PLAYING C ); KLINE
REPLACED OSBORNE (PITCHING); Cottier singled to pitcher [Cottier
to second (error by Kline)]; Schmidt singled to right [Cottier
scored, Schmidt to second (error by Kaline)]; Daniels singled to
left [Schmidt scored]; Piersall grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Daniels out at second];
O'Connell doubled to center; Hinton singled to first [O'Connell
to third]; GALLAGHER REPLACED KLINE (PITCHING); Long grounded
out (second to first); Debut game for Doug Gallagher; 2
R, 5 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Senators 4.

TIGERS 8TH: Bruton grounded out (pitcher to first); Kaline was
called out on strikes; Colavito flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Senators 4.

SENATORS 8TH: Tasby flied out to right; Johnson singled to
right; Cottier singled to pitcher [Johnson to second]; Schmidt
popped to second; Daniels struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Tigers 1, Senators 4.

TIGERS 9TH: Cash doubled; Boros grounded out (pitcher to first);
Fernandez flied out to left; MAXWELL BATTED FOR BROWN; Maxwell
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Senators 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           1   5   2    7
 Senators         4  13   3    8