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Offline welch

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Another Nats team that could hit...and pitch
« Topic Start: August 10, 2017, 06:27:56 PM »
On a Nats facebook site, people asked how often the "Old Senators" teams clobbered opponents...Old Senators meaning the teams after 1950. Someone mentioned Opening Day, 1960, when the Nats beat the Red Sox 10 - 1. Further, Camilo Pascual set the record for strikeouts in the season's first game: 15 Ks, a record that has not been broken (!)

Here's the BRef account:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WS1/WS1196004180.shtml

(Incidentally, that team started Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jim Lemon, Don Mincher, Earl Battey, Billy Gardner Sr. -- father of Billy Gardner Jr. Killebrew, Allison, Mincher, and Battey were the core of the Minnesota teams in most of the '60s. If only...)

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Another Nats team that could hit...and pitch
« Reply #1: August 10, 2017, 07:30:50 PM »
On a Nats facebook site, people asked how often the "Old Senators" teams clobbered opponents...Old Senators meaning the teams after 1950. Someone mentioned Opening Day, 1960, when the Nats beat the Red Sox 10 - 1. Further, Camilo Pascual set the record for strikeouts in the season's first game: 15 Ks, a record that has not been broken (!)

Here's the BRef account:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WS1/WS1196004180.shtml

(Incidentally, that team started Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Jim Lemon, Don Mincher, Earl Battey, Billy Gardner Sr. -- father of Billy Gardner Jr. Killebrew, Allison, Mincher, and Battey were the core of the Minnesota teams in most of the '60s. If only...)
That's a strong lineup for sure.