Dec 17

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators trade veteran Heinie Manush

December 17 1924 After winning their only World’s Championship, the Washington Senators look to bolster their pitching staff by purchasing Dutch Reuther from Brooklyn. Reuther would reward the Senators by going 30-13 in his year and a half in Washington. 1935 The Senators trade veteran Heinie Manush to the Boston Red Sox for Roy Johnson …

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Dec 17

George Sisler’s contract is purchased by the Senators

December 14, 1928 The Washington Senators purchased George Sisler’s contract for $25,000 from the St. Louis Browns. The veteran 35 year-old first baseman will play in 20 games for the Senators before the team sold his contract to the Boston Braves for only $7,500 on May 27, 1928. For Sisler the move to Boston was …

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Dec 16

Remembering Cecil Travis

On this day in 2006 Cecil Travis died in Riverdale, GA at the age of 93. Cecil Travis was a star baseball player for the Washington Senators in the 1930’s and early 1940′s. On May 16, 1933 the 19 year-old Travis made his debut for the Senators. The young man from Riverdale, GA wasted no …

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Dec 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – Expansion Senators make their first trade

December 16 1960 Just 2 days after the expansion draft, the expansion Senators make their first trade, shipping newly acquired pitcher Bobby Schantz to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Harry Bright, Bennie Daniels and R. C. Stevens. Senators Birthdays Barbra O’Neil Chrisley B Dec. 16, 1931 D May 18, 2013 Signed by the Boston …

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Dec 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday to 94 year old Eddie Robinson

December 15 1909 The New York Highlanders sell Kid Eberfeld to the Washington Senators for $5,000. Senators Birthdays William Edward Robinson B Dec. 15, 1920 Still Living I’ve always wondered if any player ever played for all of the franchises in one league during his career. Eddie Robinson gets the “Close but no cigar” award, …

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Dec 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Expansion Senators

December 14 December 14, 1948 The Washington Senators trade pitcher Early Wynn and 1st baseman James “Mickey” Vernon to the Cleveland Indians for 1st baseman Eddie Robinson and pitchers Joe Haynes and Eddie Klieman. December 14, 1960 The “new” Washington Senators and their tag-team partner, the Los Angeles Angels take part in the first ever …

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Dec 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 13 Senators Birthdays William Lee Everitt B Dec. 13, 1868 D Jan. 19, 1938 Bill Everitt began his major league career way back in April of 1895 with the Chicago National League franchise then known as the Colts. Playing in 133 games his first season, Everitt would hit .358. Everitt would remain in Chicago …

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Dec 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 12 Senators Birthdays Thomas William Brown B Dec. 12, 1940 Still Living Single Season Senator Tom Brown would play in 61 games for the 1963 Senators at 1st base, hitting .147 with 4 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. He’d have much more success after baseball as a professional football player with the …

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Dec 11

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 11 Senators Birthdays Merrill Russell (Merl) Combs B Dec. 11, 1919 D Jul. 8, 1981 Signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1941 season, infielder Merl Combs would finally make it to the major leagues in September of 1947. Playing in 17 games that year, Combs would hit .221 in …

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Dec 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Goodbye to the Big Train

December 10 Goodbye to the “Big Train”. Walter Johnson, one of the inaugural inductees to the Baseball Hall Of Fame, dies in Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. The 59 year old Johnson had been ailing for 6 months with a brain tumor. In 21 years in the major leagues, all with the Washington Senators, Johnson …

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