1924 Washington Senators season

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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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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.

Regular season[edit]

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 standings[edit]

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


Roster[edit]

1924 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Ruel, MuddyMuddy Ruel 149 501 142 .283 0 57
1B Judge, JoeJoe Judge 140 516 167 .324 3 79
2B Harris, BuckyBucky Harris 143 544 146 .268 1 58
3B Bluege, OssieOssie Bluege 117 402 113 .281 2 49
SS Peckinpaugh, RogerRoger Peckinpaugh 155 523 142 .272 2 73
OF Goslin, GooseGoose Goslin 154 579 199 .344 12 129
OF Rice, SamSam Rice 154 646 216 .334 1 76

Other batters[edit]

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
Taylor, TommyTommy Taylor 26 73 19 .260 0 10
Miller, RalphRalph Miller 9 15 2 .133 0 0
Lefler, WadeWade Lefler 5 8 5 .625 0 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Johnson, WalterWalter Johnson 38 277.2 23 7 2.72 158
Mogridge, GeorgeGeorge Mogridge 30 213 16 11 3.76 48
Zachary, TomTom Zachary 33 202.2 15 9 2.75 45
Ogden, CurlyCurly Ogden 16 108 9 5 2.58 23

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Marberry, FirpoFirpo Marberry 50 195.1 11 12 3.09 68
Martina, JoeJoe Martina 24 125.1 6 8 4.67 57
McGrew, SlimSlim McGrew 6 23.1 0 1 5.01 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Russell, AllenAllen Russell 37 5 1 8 4.37 17
Altrock, NickNick Altrock 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: 1924 World Series
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 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.


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Preceded by
New York Yankees
1923
American League Champions
Washington Senators

1924
Succeeded by
Washington Senators
1925