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, with a few games at shortstop thrown in for good measure, Connolly would hit .184 in 141 AB.

Tom Connolly career record

Raymond Lee Prim B Dec. 30, 1906 D Apr. 29, 1995

Pitcher Ray Prim would debut with the pennant winning Senators of 1933, posting an 0-1 record in 2 games with a 3.14 ERA.

Prim would be back with the Senators in 1934 but would only pitch in 8 games posting an 0-2 record, his ERA swelling to 6.75.

In May of 1935, Prim was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, along with Tommy Thomas and cash for Snipe Hansen. Prim would go 3-4 in 29 games for the Phillies, disappearing from the major leagues until 1943 when he’d return with the Chicago Cubs.

Prim would go 4-3 in 1943. Out of the majors again in 1944, Prim would return to the Cubs in 1945, having his most successful season, going 13-8 in 34 games with a 2.40 ERA. He’d appear in 2 World Series games for the pennant winning Cubs.

Prim would return with the Cubs in 1946, going 2-3 with a 5.75 ERA, his last major league game coming at the end of the 1946 season.

Ray Prim career record