Feb 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – Bucky Harris is the new Nationals’ manager.

February 9 1924 Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith names 2B Bucky Harris, last year’s team captain as the new Nationals’ manager. Harris, had annoyed Griffith by playing pro basketball over the winter, in violation of his contract. The Senators would go on to win the American League pennant and their only World Series against the …

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Feb 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 8 Senators Birthdays Joseph Black B Feb. 8, 1924 D May 17, 2002 Pitcher Joe Black gained fame, and “Rookie Of The Year” honors, when he came on the major league scene in 1952, posting a 15-4 record with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Black would go 1-2 in the 1952 World Series, in the process …

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Feb 08

Roy Sievers turns down contract offer

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On February 8, 1958 the UP reported that Washington Senators’ slugger Roy Sievers, who last season led the American League in home runs and RBI’s while hitting .301, said today he wants a 100 percent increase in salary for the 1958 season. The 31-year-old outfielder said he had returned an unsigned contract to club President …

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Feb 07

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 7 Senators Birthdays Baldomero (Mel) Almada B Feb. 7, 1913 D Aug. 13, 1988 Mexican born outfielder Mel Almada made his way to the major leagues in September of 1933, first playing for the Boston Red Sox. Almada’s first full season of play would be 1935, when he’d hit .290 in 151 games. Traded …

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Feb 06

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 6 Senators Birthdays Pelham Ashby Ballenger B Feb. 6, 1894 D Dec. 8, 1948 Senators Short Timer Pelham Ballenger spent 5 days on the Washington roster in May of 1928. Playing in 3 games at 3rd base, Ballenger would be 1 for 9 at the plate. Pelham Ballenger career record Frank Breyfogle LaPorte B …

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Feb 05

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 5 Senators Birthdays John Joseph O’Brien B Feb. 5, 1873 D Jun. 10, 1933 Outfielder Jack O’Brien got his start in the majors way back in 1899 with the National League version of the Washington Senators. Playing in 127 games, O’Brien would hit .282. Out of the majors in 1900, O’Brien would return in …

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Feb 04

4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

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4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present: The 4th Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-8111 Agenda: 1:00 – 1:30 – Meet and Greet – featuring the Popular pre-made sandwich buffet, …

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Feb 04

This Date in Washington Senators History

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February 4 Senators Birthdays Edward Wilbur Ainsmith (born Edward Anshmedt) B Feb. 4, 1892 D Sep. 6, 1981 Russian born Eddie Ainsmith debuted with the Washington Senators in August of 1910. A catcher, Ainsmith would be on the Senators roster from 1910 through 1918. Ainsmith’s best year at the plate with Washington would be 1912 …

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Feb 03

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 3 1942 At a special meeting to discuss wartime regulations, MLB owners decide to allow 14 night games for each club, with Washington allowed 21 due to the large number of government workers that inhabit Washington. Two All-Star Games will be played, one with a military All-Star team. Curfews are set for night games …

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Feb 02

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 2 Senators Birthdays Wesley Cheek Ferrell B Feb. 2, 1908 D Dec. 9, 1976 Pitcher Wes Ferrell would have a rather inauspicious start in the majors, pitching in 1 inning for the Cleveland Indians in early September of 1927, giving up 2 walks, 3 hits and 3 runs, finishing the season with a 27.00 …

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