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Jan 30

Last Week’s Top Stories at dcbaseballhistory.com

Joe Coleman’s Summer of ’69

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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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American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson

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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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This Date in Washington Senators History

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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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This Date in Washington Senators History

January 25 1943 The New York Yankees sell future Hall Of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez (See November 26 birthdays.) to the Boston Braves. Gomez will never pitch for Boston, being released by the Braves before the start of the season. Gomez will sign on with the Washington Senators, pitching in 1 game on May 30th …

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Tigers Outbid Nats for Fielder; Team Set for Gio Intro

The Nationals have lost out to the Detroit Tigers in their bid for free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. The 5-11 275-pound slugger, who has 230 homers in six full seasons, including 50 in 2007, apparently couldn’t pass up $214 million over nine seasons. The length of the deal was what seemingly put the Tigers ahead …

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