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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Play Ball: 1924

Play Ball: 1924

"Washington Baseball Club, Griffith Stadium, 1924." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Not Forgetting

Chick Gagnon,Doc Prothro, By Speece and Slim McGrew

The Big Train

Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, who went 23-7 in 1924, is pictured in the front row, middle, 5th from the left and 5th from the right.

The Senators (Nationals)

At this point, they were no longer the Nationals. Also not mentioned, 2 of their greatest players, Oysters Rockefeller and Shrimp Marinara.

[Hardly anyone called them the Senators. Below: Nats win the World Series in October 1924. - Dave]

'24 Nats

Finished first in the AL with a 92-62 record. Led by Goose Goslin with a .344 batting average, 12 home runs, and 129 RBIs. Walter Johnson, the "Big Train", led the pitching staff with a 23-7 record, 158 strikeouts, a 2.72 ERA, and a .283 batting average to boot.

Besides Goose and Big Train, some of the interesting nicknames on the team were Muddy Ruel, Nemo Leibold, Mule Shirley, Showboat Fisher, Pinky Hargrave, and Firpo Marberry.

 
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