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The 1924 Washington Senators won 92 games, lost 62, and finished in first place in the American League, two games ahead of the New York Yankees. Fueled by the excitement of winning their first AL pennant, the Senators won the World Series against the New York Giants in dramatic fashion, a 12-inning Game 7 victory.

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 with 23 wins, 158 strikeouts and a 2.72 ER 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 (15) 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. First baseman Joe Judge hit .324 and drove in 79 runs.

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1924 World Series, American League, Bucky Harris, Firpo Marberry, Goose Goslin, Joe Judge, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Walter Johnson, Washington Senators

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