Mar 30

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March 30 Senators Birthdays Just 1 birthday to report today-unsurprisingly, another pitcher… David George Baldwin B Mar. 30, 1938 Still Living Originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in June of 1959, Dave Baldwin would pass through the organizations of the New York Mets and Houston Colt .45’s before being signed by the Washington Senators in …

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Mar 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 29 Senators Birthdays Yesterday we reported on 3 pitchers who were born on March 28th. Today we cover 4 more players, all pitchers, born on March 29th. Must be something about the early spring weather…. William John Dietrich B Mar. 29, 1910 D Jun. 20, 1978 Once again, here’s a fine example of a …

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Mar 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 28 Senators Birthdays Joseph Victor Lawrence Krakauskas B Mar. 28, 1915 D Jul. 8, 1960 Montreal born Joe Krakauskas would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in early September of 1937. A pitcher, Krakauskas would appear in 5 games, compiling a 4-1 record with a 2.70 ERA. Krakauskas would return with …

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Mar 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 27 Senators Birthdays John Wesley Gill B Mar. 27, 1905 D Dec. 26, 1984 Outfielder Johnny Gill would play for 3 teams over 6 seasons and only play in a grand total of 118 games. First coming to the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians in late August of 1927, Gill would appear in …

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Mar 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 26 Senators Birthdays Frank Williard Brower B Mar. 26, 1893 D Nov. 20, 1960 Arriving in the major leagues with the Senators in mid-August of 1920, outfielder/1st baseman Frank Brower would appear in 36 games hitting .311. Brower would play in 83 games for the Senators in 1921 and would have the most active …

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Mar 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 25 Senators Birthdays Woodson George (Woodie) Held B Mar. 25, 1932 D June 11, 2009 Another “baseball nomad”, utilityman Woodie Held would play for 7 different teams during 14 seasons in a career that spanned 16 years. Only 1 of those seasons would be spent with the Senators. Originally signed by the New York …

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Mar 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 24 Senators Birthdays Augustin Joseph (Gus) Dugas B Mar. 24, 1907 D Apr. 14, 1997 Outfielder, and occasional 1st baseman, Gus Dugas played for 4 seasons with 3 different teams, appearing in a grand total of 125 games. Beginning his short tour of the major leagues in 1930 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dugas would …

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Mar 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 23 Senators Birthdays Samuel Edward Bowens B Mar. 23, 1939 D Mar. 28, 2003 Signed by the Baltimore Orioles before the start of the 1960 season, outfielder Sam Bowens would make his way to the major leagues in September of 1963. Playing in 15 games for the O’s, Bowens would go 16 for 48 …

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Mar 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 22 Senators Birthdays James Dennison Sebring B Mar. 22, 1882 D Dec. 22, 1909 Outfielder Jimmy Sebring spent 5 years in the major leagues and is another one of those players who added a footnote to his career record with a solitary appearance with the Washington Senators at the end of his playing days. …

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Mar 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 21 Senators Birthdays James Francis (Shanty) Hogan B Mar. 21, 1906 D Apr. 7, 1967 Shanty Hogan arrived in the major leagues in late June of 1925 with the Boston Braves. Starting as an outfielder, Hogan would play in 9 games, hitting .286 in 21 at bats. Converted to a catcher, Hogan would play …

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