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The 1924 Washington Senators won 92 games, lost 62, and finished in first place in the American League. Fueled by the excitement of winning their first AL pennant, the Senators won the World Series in dramatic fashion, a 12-inning game 7 victory.

1924 Washington Senators
1924 World Series Champions
1924 AL Champions
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Owner(s)Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
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Regular seasonEdit

The Senators' offense was led by future Hall of Famer Goose Goslin, who was one of the youngest players on the team. He drove in a league-leading 129 runs. Walter Johnson had another outstanding year, winning the American League pitching Triple Crown and being voted Most Valuable Player. He anchored a staff that allowed the fewest runs in the league. Reliever Firpo Marberry paced the circuit in saves and games pitched. Manager Bucky Harris, who was also the team's starting second baseman, was the highest paid player on the team, earning $9,000.

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Senators 92 62 0.597 47–30 45–32
New York Yankees 89 63 0.586 2 45–32 44–31
Detroit Tigers 86 68 0.558 6 45–33 41–35
St. Louis Browns 74 78 0.487 17 41–36 33–42
Philadelphia Athletics 71 81 0.467 20 36–39 35–42
Cleveland Indians 67 86 0.438 24½ 37–38 30–48
Boston Red Sox 67 87 0.435 25 41–36 26–51
Chicago White Sox 66 87 0.431 25½ 37–39 29–48


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1924 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–12 14–8 6–16 5–17–1 12–10 11–11–1 9–13–1
Chicago 12–10 11–11 8–14–1 6–16 11–11 13–8 5–17
Cleveland 8–14 11–11 7–15 8–14 11–11 11–10 11–11
Detroit 16–6 14–8–1 15–7 13–9 11–11 9–13 8–14–1
New York 17–5–1 16–6 14–8 9–13 12–8 12–10 9–13
Philadelphia 10–12 11–11 11–11 11–11 8–12 13–9 7–15
St. Louis 11–11–1 8–13 10–11 13–9 10–12 9–13 13–9
Washington 13–9–1 17–5 11–11 14–8–1 13–9 15–7 9–13


RosterEdit

1924 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Muddy Ruel 149 501 142 .283 0 57
1B Joe Judge 140 516 167 .324 3 79
2B Bucky Harris 143 544 146 .268 1 58
3B Ossie Bluege 117 402 113 .281 2 49
SS Roger Peckinpaugh 155 523 142 .272 2 73
OF Goose Goslin 154 579 199 .344 12 129
OF Nemo Leibold 84 246 72 .293 0 20
OF Sam Rice 154 646 216 .334 1 76

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Wid Matthews 53 169 51 .302 0 13
Earl McNeely 43 179 59 .330 0 15
Doc Prothro 46 159 53 .333 0 24
Mule Shirley 30 77 18 .234 0 16
Tommy Taylor 26 73 19 .260 0 10
Showboat Fisher 15 41 9 .220 0 6
Bennie Tate 21 43 13 .302 0 7
Pinky Hargrave 24 33 5 .152 0 5
Lance Richbourg 15 32 9 .281 0 1
Ralph Miller 9 15 2 .133 0 0
Carr Smith 5 10 2 .200 0 0
Bert Griffith 6 8 1 .125 0 0
Wade Lefler 5 8 5 .625 0 4
Carl East 2 6 2 .333 0 2
Chick Gagnon 4 5 1 .200 0 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Walter Johnson 38 277.2 23 7 2.72 158
George Mogridge 30 213 16 11 3.76 48
Tom Zachary 33 202.2 15 9 2.75 45
Curly Ogden 16 108 9 5 2.58 23

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Firpo Marberry 50 195.1 11 12 3.09 68
Joe Martina 24 125.1 6 8 4.67 57
Paul Zahniser 24 92 5 7 4.40 28
Slim McGrew 6 23.1 0 1 5.01 8

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Allen Russell 37 5 1 8 4.37 17
By Speece 21 2 1 0 2.65 15
Ted Wingfield 4 0 0 0 2.57 2
Nick Altrock 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honorsEdit

League top five finishersEdit

Goose Goslin

  • AL leader in RBI (129)
  • #2 in AL in triples (17)

Walter Johnson

  • MLB leader in shutouts (6)
  • AL leader in wins (23)
  • AL leader in ERA (2.72)
  • AL leader in strikeouts (158)

Firpo Marberry

  • MLB leader in saves (15)

Sam Rice

  • #3 in AL in stolen bases (24)
  • #4 in AL in triples (14)

Tom Zachary

  • #2 in AL in ERA (2.75)

PostseasonEdit

 
Washington's Bucky Harris scores on his home run in the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.

The Senators finally made it into the postseason after many years of being the laughingstock of the American League. Behind ace pitcher Walter Johnson, they won the deciding Game 7 in extra innings. The team would get back to the World Series the next year and also in 1933, losing both, their last Series while playing in Washington.

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