Feb 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Sam Rice signs with the Indians

February 13 1934 The Cleveland Indians sign future Hall Of Famer Sam Rice. Rice, who played for the Senators from Sam Rice” src=”http://dcbaseballhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sam-Rice1.jpg” width=”215″ height=”300″ />1915 through 1933 and appeared in all 3 of the World Series that the Senators played in, will finish his career with a final season in Cleveland, ending his playing …

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Feb 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

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February 12 Senators Birthdays Leonard Shenoff Randle B Feb. 12, 1949 Still Living Originally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the amateur draft of 1967, Len Randle would not sign with the Cardinals. In June 1970 the Washington Senators would select Randle in the amateur draft. This time he would sign and join the …

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Feb 11

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 11 Senators Birthdays James Edward Ryan B Feb. 11, 1863 D Oct. 26, 1923 Born during the American Civil War, Jimmy Ryan is one of many outstanding players from the 19th century whose career has been seemingly forgotten by baseball historians. Beginning his major league playing days with the Chicago White Stockings late in …

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Feb 10

Washington D.C. Baseball History – Spring Training

Did you know 115 years ago if you were going to spring training to catch the newly formed Washington Senators of the newly formed American League you would find yourself in Phoebus, Virginia? It wasn’t until 1907 the Senators went outside of the D.C. and Virginia area as they traveled to Galveston, Texas for spring …

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Feb 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 10 Senators Birthdays Rexford Paul Dawson B Feb. 10, 1889 D Oct. 20, 1958 One Game Wonder Rex Dawson was served his cup of coffee on October 3rd of 1913. Pitching just 1 inning, Dawson would give up 1 hit and strike out 1, leaving with a perfect ERA of 0.00. Rex Dawson career …

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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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