Feb 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 23 Senators Birthdays Today we add to the ranks of “Senators Short Timers” with 3 players who collectively would play in less than 300 games in a Senators uniform. Robert Anthony Boken B Feb. 23, 1908 D Oct. 6, 1988 Infielder Bob Boken joined the Senators in April of 1933 as a 25 year …

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Feb 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 22 Senators Birthdays Rinold George Duren, Jr. B Feb. 21, 1929  D Jan. 6, 2011 Almost everyone of a certain age remembers Ryne Duren-the “Coke bottle” glasses, his reputation for wildness and hard throwing and his wild-partying ways. Duren was first signed by the St. Louis Browns before the 1949 season. By the time …

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Feb 22

Big Train’s Throw Across the Rappahannock River

February 22, 1936 Fredericksburg, Virginia To celebrate George Washington’s 204th birthday the town of Fredericksburg planned a daylong celebration. To cap off the day the city invited baseball legend Walter Johnson to duplicate George Washington’s legendary throw of a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River. As the story goes U.S. Rep. Sol Bloom, D-N.Y. believed …

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Feb 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ted Williams returns to baseball full-time

February 21 1969 Ted Williams returns to baseball full-time, signing a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators. Senators Birthdays Joseph Anthony Foy B Feb. 21, 1943 D Oct. 12, 1989 Originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins before the start of the 1962 season, Joe Foy would be drafted by the Boston Red Sox in …

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Feb 20

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 20 Senators Birthdays Edgar Charles (Sam) Rice B Feb. 20, 1890 D Oct. 13, 1974 Hall Of Famer Sam Rice should need no introduction-a Senator from 1915 through 1933, played on all 3 pennant winning teams for Washington, hit over .300 in 14 of the 20 seasons he played. Originally joining the Senators in …

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Feb 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 19 Senators Birthdays Walter William Herrell B Feb. 19, 1889 D Jan. 23, 1949 One Game Wonder Walt Herrell would pitch for 2 innings on June 10 of 1911. He’d surrender 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 runs, departing the Senators Coffee Shop with an ERA of 18.00. Walt Herrell career record

Feb 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coan is traded for Sievers

February 18 1954 The Washington Senators trade Gil Coan to the Baltimore Orioles for Roy Sievers. Senators Birthdays George Anthony Mogridge B Feb. 18, 1889 D Mar. 4, 1962 Pitcher George Mogridge would make his big league debut with the Chicago White Sox in mid-August of 1911. Mogridge would post an 0-2 mark in 4 …

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Feb 17

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting Sponsored by Mark Hornbaker               D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present The 5th Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 P.M – 5:30 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. The afternoon event is free …

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Feb 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday to Dick Bosman

February 17 Senators Birthdays Richard Allen Bosman B Feb. 17, 1944 Still Living Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates before the start of the 1963 season, pitcher Dick Bosman would also pass through the San Francisco Giants organization before being drafted by the Washington Senators in November of 1964. Bosman would make his major league debut …

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Feb 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 16 Senators Birthdays Timothy Leo Cullen B Feb. 16, 1942 Still Living Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1964 season, infielder Tim Cullen would be drafted by the Senators after the 1964 season ended. Cullen would make his big league debut with Washington in early August of 1966. …

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