Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Washington D.C. Baseball History – Spring Training

Next month I will be going down to Viera, Florida to watch the Washington Nationals play a few exhibition games. This will be the sixth consecutive year I have traveled to Viera for the Nats’ spring training. On the most part the weather has been very nice in Viera during our visits. I don’t think …

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Jan 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

Cronin

January 31 1959 – Former Senators and Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin (See October 12th birthdays.) signs a seven-year pact to become head of the A.L. Cronin was active as a major leaguer from 1926 through 1945, playing for the Pirates in 1926 and 1927, the Senators from 1928 through 1934 and the Red Sox …

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Jan 30

Last Week’s Top Stories at dcbaseballhistory.com

Joe Coleman’s Summer of ’69 by Stephen Walker Joe Coleman, all of 22 years-old, trudged to the Senators’ dugout after retiring the Boston Red Sox in order. Coleman glumly walked off the Fenway Park mound because he knew Ted Williams would pinch hit for him when his turn in the order came the next inning. …

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Jan 30

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 30 Senators Birthdays Maurice Charles (Mickey) Harris B Jan. 30, 1917 D Apr. 15, 1971 Signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1938 season, pitcher Mickey Harris would make his big league debut in April of 1940. Harris would post a 4-2 record in 13 games during his rookie season …

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Jan 29

American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson – Mickey Mantle

mickeymantle

This Mickey Mantle caricature is just one of a series of 19 caricatures of American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson during 1957.  It, along with the other 18, is taken from a composite collection of those illustrations and the personal signatures of virtually all of the players, managers, and coaches active in the American League …

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Jan 29

Camilo Pascual elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Pascual, Camilo 1955 Topps

The Minnesota Twins announced yesterday that former pitcher and five-time All-Star Camilo Pascual has been elected to the club’s Hall of Fame. Pascual will become the 24th member of the Twins Hall of Fame when he is inducted during a special on field pre-game ceremony July 14, when the Twins host the Oakland Athletics at …

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Jan 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 29 1963 – James M. Johnston, James H. Lemon, and George M. Bunker purchase 80 percent of the Washington Senators, buying out five of the original owners, including club president Pete Quesada. Johnston is elected chairman of the board. Senators Birthdays The stork is grounded again as there are no birthdays to report this …

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Jan 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

Goose Goslin

January 28 1968 -  Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler are admitted to the Hall of Fame by unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee. Goslin was a career .316 hitter who played in four World Series. Cuyler was a .321 career hitter with four stolen base crowns. Goslin was in the majors from 1921 through …

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Jan 27

Joe Coleman’s Summer of ’69

Joe Coleman

Joe Coleman, all of 22 years-old, trudged to the Senators’ dugout after retiring the Boston Red Sox in order. Coleman glumly walked off the Fenway Park mound because he knew Ted Williams would pinch hit for him when his turn in the order came the next inning. Washington trailed, 4-2 and needed some late game …

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Jan 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

joe_judge

1933 The Senators release 1st baseman Joe Judge (See May 25th birthdays.) who will then sign on with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Judge, who spent 1915 through 1932 playing for Washington will split the 1933 season playing for both Brooklyn and the Boston Red Sox, his playing career finally coming to an end in 1934 with …

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