Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

Senators Birthdays As we prepare to “ring out the old year and ring in the new” on this New Year’s Eve, we have just 1 birthday to report. Once again, it’s a long time major leaguer who spent a very short stint in a Senators uniform… Thomas Joseph Byrne B Dec. 31, 1919 D Dec. …

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Dec 30

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 30 1960 The expansion Senators choose Pompano Beach, Florida to be their spring training site. Senators Birthdays Thomas Francis Connolly B Dec. 30, 1892 D May 14, 1966 Single Season Senator Tom Connolly would play in 50 games in a Washington uniform in 1915. Splitting his playing time between 3rd base and the outfield, …

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Dec 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 29 1970 The New York Times reports that Curt Flood will sue major league baseball and challenge the reserve clause. Flood would make his way back to the major leagues for 20 games as a Senator in 1971, his last stint in the major leagues. Senators Birthdays Thomas Herbert Upton B Dec. 29, 1926 …

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Dec 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 28 1944 Former Senators 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for precision flying over the Burma War Theatre. 1967 Chairman of the Board James M. Johnston dies in Washington, DC. Senators Birthdays Auerlio Ituarte Rodriguez, Jr. B Dec. 28, 1947 D Sep. 23, 2000 Once again we present a long …

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Dec 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 26 Dec. 26th is marked as “Boxing Day”, primarily in Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. A tradition of Boxing Day is to make donations to the poor. It might be suggested that for the majority of their existence both Washington Senators franchises were some of those unfortunates who would benefit from Boxing Day …

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Dec 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 25 We tiptoe down the stairs and find 6 more players under the Senators’ Christmas Tree this morning. Without further ado, we tear off the wrappings and introduce the following… Emile Deering (Red) Barnes B Dec. 25, 1904 D Jul. 3, 1959 Outfielder Red Barnes would play in 3 games late in the 1927 …

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Dec 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 24 Senators Birthdays A trio of birthdays to report on this Christmas Eve-two “Senators Short Timers” and a “One Game Wonder” who collectively account for 25 games played in a Washington uniform are all we find in our Christmas stocking… Gregorio Evelio Hernandez B Dec. 24, 1931 Still Living Evelio Hernandez, another pitcher hailing …

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Dec 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 23 As we head into the winter months, Senators news is a bit slow in coming, however, the Senators Delivery Room is doing a rush business with 8 births to report this December 23rd. As always, in alphabetical order, we present the latest additions to the Washington roster…. Reuben Alexander (Rick) Adams B Dec. …

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Dec 22

This Date In Washington Senators History

December 22 Senators Birthdays A trio of Senators Short Timers, with a grand total of 42 games in a Washington uniform between them, join our roster today. Warren Washington (Jack) Jenkins B Dec. 22, 1942 D Jun. 18, 2002 Signed by the expansion Senators prior to their first season, Jack Jenkins would join the the …

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Dec 21

This Date In Washington Senators History

December 21 Starting today I am going to post This Date in Washington Senators History. Baseball historians Art Audley and Jamie Johnson researched and chronicled events, such as daily highlights plus birthdays in Washington Senators’ history (both franchises-the original Senators [1901-1960] and the expansion Senators [1961-1971]). Senators Birthdays Paulino Ortiz Casanova B Dec. 21, 1941 …

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