Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

And the Winner is!

Fans can easily remember the debate concerning what to name the new National League baseball club. It might be interesting to look back at what they did in 1905. On a side note, the name Grays got some play. Fans might forget that in 1886 the Washington team was nick-named Grays by some because of …

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Feb 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 29 In an acknowledgement to that phenomenon known as “Leap Year” we cannot forget those who have a birthday that only comes around once every 4 years on February 29th. To date, only 11 major leaguers have celebrated a February 29th birthday. A couple of very well known players, Pepper Martin and Al Rosen …

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Feb 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Marc Filley’s bitter Cup of Coffee

February 28 Senators Birthdays Marcus Lucius Filley B Feb. 28, 1912 D Jan. 20, 1995 One Game Wonder Marc Filley would be served in the Senators Coffee Shop on April 19th, 1934. Pitching 1/3rd of an inning, Filley would be charged with 1 wild pitch, 2 hits and 1 run, departing with a 27.00 ERA. …

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Feb 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson is operated on

February 27 1908 In Fullerton, California, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson is operated on for an infection of the mastoid area behind the right ear. The doctors remove a section of the bone, and the recuperation will keep Johnson sidelined until late May. Despite his late start in the season, Johnson (See November 6th birthdays.) …

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Feb 26

Zim Agrees to 6-year $100M Extension

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  “The face of the franchise,” Ryan Zimmerman, is now guaranteed to be a Washington National through at least the 2019 season. Zimmerman, the first draft pick after the team moved Washington in 2005 and its starting third-baseman for the past six seasons, agreed to a contract extension this morning worth $100 million over six …

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Feb 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 26 Senators Birthdays Donald Edward Lee B Feb. 26, 1934 Still Living Originally signed by the Detroit Tigers in late June of 1956, pitcher Don Lee would make his major league debut with Detroit in 1957. Appearing in 11 games, Lee would post a 1-3 record with a 4.66 ERA. Lee would pitch in …

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Feb 25

No New Deal for Zimmerman… Yet

Ryan Zimmerman said there was no update on a possible new contract this morning as his self-imposed deadline passed and the team began its full-squad workout of the spring in Viera., Fla. When asked about the talks by MASNsports.com’s Pete Kerzel, Zimmerman shrugged and said, “Right down to the last minute, I guess.” Zimmerman, 27, …

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Feb 25

Washington Senators Spring Training 1969: Ted (Finally) Gets His First Win

Part 2 of a Series After the owners and players reached a deal that ended the spring strike of 1969, Senators’ players arrived in Pompano Beach to meet their new celebrity manager, Ted Williams. Outside of Washington, where the common reaction was joy that Teddy Ballgame had joined Vince Lombardi in Washington, giving fans hope …

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Feb 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 25 Senators Birthdays James Millard Hayes B Feb. 25, 1912 D Nov. 27, 1963 Senators Short Timer Jim Hayes would be on the Senators roster for almost 1 month in July and August of 1935. Pitching in 7 games, Hayes would post a 2-4 record and depart the Senators, and the majors, with an …

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Feb 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 24 Senators Birthdays James Champlin Osteen B Feb. 24, 1877 D Dec. 14, 1962 Shortstop Champ Osteen joined the Washington Senators in mid-September of 1903 after being drafted from Davenport of the Three-I (Indiana-Illinois-Iowa) League. Appearing in 10 games for the Senators, Osteen would be 8-40 at bat with 2 triples and 4 RBIs. …

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