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1924 Washington Senators season

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Manager(s)  Bucky Harris
1924 Washington Senators season
Owner(s)  Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson

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.

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Regular season

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.

Starters by position

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

Other batters

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

Starting pitchers

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

Other pitchers

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

Relief pitchers

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

League top five finishers

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)
  • Postseason

    The Senators finally made it into 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, their last Series while playing in Washington.

    References

    1924 Washington Senators season Wikipedia


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