Nov 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Transplanted Senators are now the Twins

November 26 1960 Twins is chosen as the new name for the original Washington Senators franchise, transplanted to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul after the end of the 1960 season. Senators Birthdays Vernon Louis (Lefty) Gomez B Nov. 26, 1908 D Feb. 17, 1989 Hall Of Famer Lefty Gomez spent 14 years in the …

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Nov 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 25 Senators Birthdays James Dement Weaver B Nov. 25, 1903 D Dec. 12, 1983 Pitcher Jim Weaver is another of those players who spent a goodly time in the major leagues but qualifies as a “Senators Short Timer”. In Weaver’s case, he’d play in 189 games with 6 different teams, including 2 separate stints …

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Nov 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 24 Senators Birthdays Angelo John (Tony) Giuliani B Nov. 24, 1912 D Oct. 8, 2004 Catcher Tony Giuliani was drafted by the St. Louis Browns from his hometown Saint Paul Saints of the American Association in October of 1935. Debuting with the Browns in mid-April of 1936, Giuliani would play in 71 games in …

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Nov 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 23 Senators Birthdays Just 1 birthday to report this November 23rd: Herman Charles Reich B Nov. 23, 1917 D Oct. 22, 2009 Senators Short Timer Herman Reich spent 1 odd season in the majors in 1949. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians from Portland of the Pacific Coast League in 1948, Reich would be waived …

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Nov 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 22 Senators Birthdays We have a quintet of Senators Short Timers to note this November 22nd: William James Hollahan B Nov. 22, 1896 D Nov. 27, 1965 Short Timer Bill Hollahan spent 1 week with the 1920 Senators. Playing 3rd base, Hollohan would go 1 for 4 at the plate, walking once, stealing 1 …

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Nov 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 21 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Clingman B Nov. 21, 1869 D May 14, 1958 Billy Clingman began his major league career in September of 1890 with the Cincinnati Reds. Primarily a 3rd baseman, although he’d also get a lot of playing time at shortstop, Clingman would appear in 7 games for the Reds, hitting …

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Nov 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Clark Griffith

Senators Birthdays Louis Joseph Berberet B Nov. 20, 1929 D Apr. 6, 2004 Catcher Lou Berberet was originally signed by the New York Yankees in 1950. He’d finally amke it to the majors in mid-September of 1954 as a 24 year old rookie. Playing in 5 games, Berberet would go 2 for 5 at bat …

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Nov 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – Vernon named as manager of the new franchise

November 19 1936 Dubbed “the pitcher who got an 11 year tryout” by Bucky Harris, southpaw Bobby Burke is sent to the Philles as part of a conditional deal. Burke pitched a no-hitter against Boston on August 8, 1931 and went 38-46 with a 4.28 ERA in 9 seasons in Washington. 1960 Ed Doherty is …

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Nov 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bob Allison named the AL Rookie of the Year

November 18 1924 Cal Ewing, owner of the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland Oaks, prematurely announces that he has sold the franchise to Walter Johnson. The announcement is made after Johnson’s representative George Weiss deposits a $5,000 check towards the purchase of the Oaks. With the recent sale of the Cardinals for $275,000, the price Ewing …

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Nov 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 17 1960 The American League awards the new Washington expansion franchise to “The Senators Inc.”, a group of 10 investors headed by Elwood “Pete” Quesada‚ an administrator with the Federal Aviation Agency. Other investors of “The Senators Inc.”: Katherine Graham of the Washington Post, Floyd Akers, chairman of the D.C. Armory Board, former Ireland …

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