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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1924

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1924 World Series – Washington Senators AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1913

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1913 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Smokey Joe Williams dies in New York City at age 62

1951 – Smokey Joe Williams dies in New York City at age 62. Williams has been considered by many historians to be one of the game’s greatest pitchers, even though he never played a game in the major leagues. He spent his entire 27-year career (1905-1932) pitching in the Negro Leagues, Mexico and the Caribbean, but his path to the majors was barred by the color line. During his stellar career, he defeated five Hall of Fame pitchers in exhibition competition: Grover Alexander, Chief Bender, Waite Hoyt, Walter Johnson and Rube Marquard. In 1999, after extensive research on the early years of black baseball reveal his outstanding numbers, Williams will gain Hall of Fame honors himself.

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Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 at Yankee Stadium

Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for the New York-Washington game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Ruth hits the fifth pitch into the right-field stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases. Sixteen relief games contribute $523,000 during the season. In the doubleheader between the Senators and the Yankees, the Senators win the opener, 7 – 6 and New York cops the nitecap, 3 – 0, in 5 1/2 innings.

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Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 at Yankee Stadium

Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for the New York-Washington game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Ruth hits the fifth pitch into the right-field stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases. Sixteen relief games contribute $523,000 during the season. In the doubleheader between the Senators and the Yankees, the Senators win the opener, 7 – 6 and New York cops the nitecap, 3 – 0, in 5 1/2 innings.

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As thousands cheer on both sides of the river, 48 year-old Senator legend Walter Johnson throws a silver dollar to the far side of the Rappahannock, believed to be a 386-foot toss. The Washington, D.C. Sesquicentennial celebration, which includes commemorating the 204th anniversary of George Washington’s birth, stages the event to duplicate the alleged feat that the young Virginian accomplished when he threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.

As thousands cheer on both sides of the river, 48 year-old Senator legend Walter Johnson throws a silver dollar to the far side of the Rappahannock, believed to be a 386-foot toss. The Washington, D.C. Sesquicentennial celebration, which includes commemorating the 204th anniversary of George Washington’s birth, stages the event to duplicate the alleged feat that the young Virginian accomplished when he threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.

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Walter Johnson is replaced by Joe Cronin as manager of Washington Senators

After his skipper compiles a 350-264 (.570) record in four seasons at the helm, Senators owner Clark Griffith, hinting that he may name himself as the next skipper of the club, announces Walter Johnson will not be returning to manage the team next season. The Washington legend will be replaced by Joe Cronin, who will lead the club to an American League pennant next year.

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In his attempt to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns’ hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout

In his attempt to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns’ hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout, his only whitewash this season, against the A’s. Reserve outfielder Jimmy Moore, playing in place of the absent Al Simmons, misjudges a fly ball, which leads to the decisive run and subsequently to Lefty’s meltdown in the locker room.

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On Opening Day, 38 year-old Senators’ hurler Walter Johnson strikes out a dozen A’s batter when he outduels Eddie Rommel for 15 innings, beating Philadelphia at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, 1-0. The ‘Big Train’, in his next-to-last season, will finish the campaign with a 15-16 record (.484) along with an ERA of 3.63 for the fourth-place club.

On Opening Day, 38 year-old Senators’ hurler Walter Johnson strikes out a dozen A’s batter when he outduels Eddie Rommel for 15 innings, beating Philadelphia at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, 1-0. The ‘Big Train’, in his next-to-last season, will finish the campaign with a 15-16 record (.484) along with an ERA of 3.63 for the fourth-place club.

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 Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators loses his World Series debut, 4 – 3, in 12 innings.

1924 – New York Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom, at 18 years, 10 months, is the youngest ever to play in a World Series. President Calvin Coolidge is among 35,760 who jam the stands for Game 1 in Washington, DC Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators loses his World Series debut, 4 – 3, in 12 innings.

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The Yankees go back on top, this time to stay, beating the Senators, 8 – 1, behind Carl Mays. New York’s win is triggered by Wally Pipp’s 6th inning 3-run homer off Walter Johnson, the second homer Wally has dinged off the Senators’ ace in nine days.

The Yankees go back on top, this time to stay, beating the Senators, 8 – 1, behind Carl Mays. New York’s win is triggered by Wally Pipp’s 6th inning 3-run homer off Walter Johnson, the second homer Wally has dinged off the Senators’ ace in nine days.

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Walter Johnson, in an 11-inning complete-game losing effort against Philadelphia, fans seven A’s batters to surpass Cy Young’s major league mark of 2,803 career strikeouts. In 1927, the ‘Big Train’ will finish his 21-year tenure with the Senators with 3,509 punch outs, a record which will last for 62 seasons when it is broken by Nolan Ryan in 1983.

Walter Johnson, in an 11-inning complete-game losing effort against Philadelphia, fans seven A’s batters to surpass Cy Young’s major league mark of 2,803 career strikeouts. In 1927, the ‘Big Train’ will finish his 21-year tenure with the Senators with 3,509 punch outs, a record which will last for 62 seasons when it is broken by Nolan Ryan in 1983.

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With new U.S. President Warren G. Harding, former president Woodrow Wilson, and VP Calvin Coolidge watching, the Washington Senators lose their home opener, 6 – 3, to the Boston Red Sox. Senators pitcher Walter Johnson leaves after four innings, the first time he has failed to finish an Opening Game.

With new U.S. President Warren G. Harding, former president Woodrow Wilson, and VP Calvin Coolidge watching, the Washington Senators lose their home opener, 6 – 3, to the Boston Red Sox. Senators pitcher Walter Johnson leaves after four innings, the first time he has failed to finish an Opening Game.

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At spring training, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson is out of control in his first intersquad game, hitting three batters and walking two. One of the batters he hits is Bucky Harris, who takes a pitch that glances off the side of his head. Johnson gives up seven runs in three innings.

1920 – At spring training, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson is out of control in his first intersquad game, hitting three batters and walking two. One of the batters he hits is Bucky Harris, who takes a pitch that glances off the side of his head. Johnson gives up seven runs in three innings.

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Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitches 12 scoreless innings in a duel with Jack Quinn of the New York Yankees

Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitches 12 scoreless innings in a duel with Jack Quinn of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds. Johnson allows only two hits and retires 28 batters in a row. Future football star George Halas, batting leadoff for the Yankees, goes 0 for 5, striking out twice.

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The Red Sox play a benefit game against an American League all-star team and Babe Ruth and Rube Foster combine for a 2 – 0 shutout. The AL squad features Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Joe Jackson in the outfield. More than $14,000 is raised for the family of sports writer Tim Murnane, who died February 13th. Murnane had played and managed in Boston in the 19th century. Actress Fanny Brice helps sell programs and former heavyweight champ John L. Sullivan coaches 3B for the Sox. Ruth wins the fungo hitting contest with a drive of 402 feet, while Joe Jackson has the longest throw at an impressive 396 feet.

1917 – The Red Sox play a benefit game against an American League all-star team and Babe Ruth and Rube Foster combine for a 2 – 0 shutout. The AL squad features Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Joe Jackson in the outfield. More than $14,000 is raised for the family of sports writer Tim Murnane, who died February 13th. Murnane had played and managed in Boston in the 19th century. Actress Fanny Brice helps sell programs and former heavyweight champ John L. Sullivan coaches 3B for the Sox. Ruth wins the fungo hitting contest with a drive of 402 feet, while Joe Jackson has the longest throw at an impressive 396 feet.

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 Washington manager Clark Griffith meets with Walter Johnson in Kansas City and convinces the star to re-sign for $12,500, considerably less than his recent contract with the Chifeds, with the assurance that Griffith would convince the Washington management to spring for a bigger contract later. Washington will later sign Johnson to $16,000 a year for five years. Griffith gets $6,000 from Charles Comiskey to allow Johnson to repay his Chifed signing bonus.

1914 – Washington manager Clark Griffith meets with Walter Johnson in Kansas City and convinces the star to re-sign for $12,500, considerably less than his recent contract with the Chifeds, with the assurance that Griffith would convince the Washington management to spring for a bigger contract later. Washington will later sign Johnson to $16,000 a year for five years. Griffith gets $6,000 from Charles Comiskey to allow Johnson to repay his Chifed signing bonus.

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1913 – In Chicago, Walter Johnson wins his 14th straight, a 2 – 1 decision over the White Sox. Johnson fans the side in the 8th inning, then with two on and two out in the 9th, strikes out Eddie Collins.

1913 – In Chicago, Walter Johnson wins his 14th straight, a 2 – 1 decision over the White Sox. Johnson fans the side in the 8th inning, then with two on and two out in the 9th, strikes out Eddie Collins.

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In a game which features President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first pitch, Washington’s Walter Johnson starts a 56 inning scoreless streak

In a game which features President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first pitch, Washington’s Walter Johnson gives up an unearned run in the first inning of the home opener, but the ‘Big Train’ will not yield another tally for 56 innings. The Senators beat the team now known as the Yankees, 2-1, switching from the Highlanders, the nickname the team had used since the franchise moved from Baltimore to New York for the 1903 season.

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