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    Sep 12, 1990 - Yankees starter Steve Adkins doesn't allow a hit in his ML debut‚ but he walks 8 batters in just 1 1/3 innings‚ as Texas wins 5-4. Adkins walks the first three batters‚ then retires the side. After a fly out in the 2nd‚ he walks the next five before being lifted‚ two shy of Dolly Gray's consecutive walk record.

    May 25, 1983 - In a 6-0 loss to the BravesPirates Jim Bibby and Jim Winn combine to walk 7 consecutive batters in the 3rd inning‚ tying the ML record set by the Senators Dolly Gray in 1909.

    Apr 12, 1911 - President Taft throws out the first ball at Washington's opener‚ and holdout Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract at $7‚000 a year and does not pitch the opener. He won't miss another until 1922. Dolly Gray takes the mound for the Nationals‚ winning 8-5‚ over Boston's Joe Wood and Ed Karger.

    Oct 2, 1909 - In the first game of a season-ending doubleheader against Washington‚ Jim Curry plays second base for the Athletics and goes 1-for-4 against Walter Johnson. At 16 years‚ six months‚ and 22 days‚ Curry is the youngest player in American League history and the youngest major league position player in the 20th century (his birth year is reported as both 1889 and 1893): Carl Scheib will debut at 16 years of age in 1943. Walter Johnson's 6-5 loss in the opener seals the last-place finish for Washington with 110 losses-Johnson and Bob Groom suffering 51 of them. The A's take the nitecap as well‚ 7-2. Three years later‚ when Washington rises to 2nd place‚ Johnson and Groom will combine for 56 wins. Today‚ Groom and P Dolly Gray play the outfield for the Nationals. The last place finish costs Pongo Joe Cantillon his job. The new manager is Jimmy McAleer.

    May 3, 1909 - In a 7-1 Boston win over Washington‚ Tris Speaker hits his first ML homer‚ off Dolly Gray.

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