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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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Billy Herman, Earl Averill and Bucky Harris are selected for the Hall of Fame 

1975 – Billy Herman, Earl Averill and Bucky Harris are selected for the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Herman was a ten-time All-Star second baseman who batted .304 in 15 seasons and played in four World Series. Averill batted .299 or better in nine of his first ten seasons and finished as a .318 career hitter. Harris managed the Washington Senators to two pennants in his first two seasons as a player-manager and was a career .274 hitter.

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Washington’s D.C. Stadium is officially renamed Robert F. Kennedy Stadium during a memorial service at the ballpark for the slain U.S. senator. In attendance for the ceremony are former NFLer Roosevelt Grier and Olympian Rafer Johnson, both who helped to apprehend RFK’s assassin, Sirhan B. Sirhan, at the Ambassador Hotel.

Washington’s D.C. Stadium is officially renamed Robert F. Kennedy Stadium during a memorial service at the ballpark for the slain U.S. senator. In attendance for the ceremony are former NFLer Roosevelt Grier and Olympian Rafer Johnson, both who helped to apprehend RFK’s assassin, Sirhan B. Sirhan, at the Ambassador Hotel.

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The last-place Washington Senators name former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. Under his leadership, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark in the franchise’s history in Washington.

1969 – The last-place Washington Senators name former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. Under his leadership, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark in the franchise’s history in Washington.

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Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler are elected into the Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Veterans Committee

Goose Goslin, a former Senator and Tiger outfielder who retired with a career .316 batting average after playing in five World Series, and Kiki Cuyler, a .321 career hitter who won four stolen base crowns while running the bases for the Pirates and Cubs, are elected into the Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Veterans Committee. Goslin believed his enshrinement in Cooperstown was helped by his interview that was shared in Lawrence Ritter’s 1966 book, The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It.

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New Senators debut and win first game

On April 14, 1961, the “new” Washington Senators franchise wins its first game, defeating the Cleveland Indians, 3-2. Joe McClain earns the victory for the Senators, one of two new expansion teams in the American League. The “old” Washington Senators had moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season.

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The new Washington Senators franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada

Elvin Quesada, a native of the District of Columbia, is awarded the American League’s Washington expansion team, filling the void created due to the original American League franchise moving to Minnesota to play as the Twins next season. The new owner of the Senators is presently the head of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Mantle booed and benched during a double header lose to the Senators

The Yankees lose a doubleheader to Washington and fall to 3rd place in the American League, a half game behind the Orioles and White Sox. P Camilo Pascual’s grand slam is the difference in a 5 – 4 first-game win. In the second game, Mickey Mantle, believing there are two outs, jogs to first base on a grounder to third. The Senators turn a double play, with New York’s Roger Maris suffering bruised ribs trying to break it up at second base. Maris will miss 18 games as a result. Mantle is heavily booed, and manager Casey Stengel replaces him with Bob Cerv. The clubs set a major-league record by using 17 pinch hitters – 9 by the Yankees – in the doubleheader (more than 18 innings), while playing a major-league record 24 errorless innings.

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Yankee pitcher Bob Turley turns in another one hit masterpiece at Washington. A lazy fly in the 9th by pinch-hitter Julio Becquer drops in front of LF Norm Siebern for the only Senator safety. SS Tony Kubek goes 8 for 10 in the doubleheader, as the Yanks sweep, 10 – 6 and 7 – 0.

Yankee pitcher Bob Turley turns in another one hit masterpiece at Washington. A lazy fly in the 9th by pinch-hitter Julio Becquer drops in front of LF Norm Siebern for the only Senator safety. SS Tony Kubek goes 8 for 10 in the doubleheader, as the Yanks sweep, 10 – 6 and 7 – 0.

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At Griffith Stadium, Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches a 14-inning, 1 – 0 shutout against the Washington Senators, giving up 8 hits while striking out 15. The Yankees win in the first half of the 14th inning on a Moose Skowron solo home run – the longest contest in major league history ending 1 – 0 on a home run.

At Griffith Stadium, Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches a 14-inning, 1 – 0 shutout against the Washington Senators, giving up 8 hits while striking out 15. The Yankees win in the first half of the 14th inning on a Moose Skowron solo home run – the longest contest in major league history ending 1 – 0 on a home run.

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