Sept 30, 1971: Fans spoil Senators victory
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Senators can’t beat the “Damn” Yankees even when they outscore them. The last American League game played in the nation’s capitol ended in a forfeit on this date in 1971 when hundreds of fans stormed the field at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium with two outs in the 9th. Many had run onto the field in the 8th, but this time they wouldn’t leave, so the umpires called the game. The forfeit gave the Yankees a 9-0 win even though the Senators were one out from a 7-5 victory.
Fans were upset that owner Bob Short was moving the club to the Dallas-Forth Worth area for the 1972 season to become the Texas Rangers.
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