The Washington Nationals honored the 1924 Washington Senators [also referred to as the Nationals at the time] as they hosted "Turn Back the Clock Night" during their final game of the weekend against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, July 5 at Nationals Park in Southeast.
Both teams wore 1924 replica jerseys, while grounds crew members dressed in full 1920s attire and game day staff wore newsboy and skimmer caps. The ceremonial first pitch featured an authentic game-used baseball from Game 6 of the 1924 World Series and was thrown from behind the Nationals dugout by Hank Thomas, Walter Johnson's grandson.
The evening's festivities also featured: performances by Ben Mauger's Roaring 20s Jazz Orchestra, The Racing Presidents and Screech and the rest of the entertainment staff wearing 1924 Senators jerseys. The scoreboard reflected how it would have looked in 1924 with black-and-white video feed. Video tributes of the 1924 Senators were highlighted throughout the game and traditional organ music was played between innings.
The Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3, 9-4 and 6-5 to win the weekend series.