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 Senators roster in mid-September of 1962. He’d pitch in 3 games his first year, posting an 0-1 record. In 1963, Jenkins would appear in another 4 games, going 0-2.

Remaining in the Senators orgainzation, Jenkins would be sold to the LA Dodgers and add a footnote to his career by pitching in 1 last game with the Dodgers at the end of September 1969.

“Jack” Jenkins career record

William Gorman Kennedy B Dec. 22, 1918 D Aug. 20, 1995

Alexandria, Virginia native Bill Kennedy would first pitch for the original Senators in May of 1942. Appearing in 8 games, he’d compile an 0-1 record in 18 innings with an even 8.00 ERA.

Kennedy would not return to the Senators until 1946 when he’d pitch in 21 games, posting a 1-2 mark with an ERA of 6.00.

2 more games at the end of the 1947 season would be the end of Kennedy’s brief stay in the majors.

Bill Kennedy career record

Owen Dennis Ignatius Shannon B Dec. 22, 1879 D Apr. 10, 1918

Owen Shannon would make his way to the major leagues with the St. Louis Browns in 1903. Playing in 9 games, he’d hit .214 while serving as a catcher.

Shannon would make it back to the majors in 1907 for 4 games with the Senators, going 1 for 7 at bat, his last appearance in the majors coming in late August.

Owen Shannon career record

*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]).