February 2012 archive

Feb 18

Spring Training – 69 Senators

Part 1 of a Five Part Series on 1969 Spring Training “Bob Short’s Picnic Table Diplomacy” 1969’s spring training may have been the most unique in Washington baseball history. Change abounded. The club sported a new owner, Robert E. Short, a celebrity manager, Ted Williams, and even new uniforms (the elegant navy blue pinstripes replaced …

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Feb 18

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 18 1954 The Washington Senators trade Gil Coan to the Baltimore Orioles for Roy Seivers. Senators Birthdays George Anthony Mogridge B Feb. 18, 1889 D Mar. 4, 1962 Pitcher George Mogridge would make his big league debut with the Chicago White Sox in mid-August of 1911. Mogridge would post an 0-2 mark in 4 …

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Feb 17

BREAKING THROUGH: Ending the Color Barrier in D.C.

In honor of Black History Month I want to share a story that was written by Karen and Kevin Flynn. Dates carry an importance for us, birthdays and anniversaries are remembered and cherished. In sports, dates also carry significance. Fans can easily tell you when a promising rookie made his first major league start or …

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Feb 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 17 Senators Birthdays Richard Allen Bosman B Feb. 17, 1944 Still Living Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates before the start of the 1963 season, pitcher Dick Bosman would also pass through the San Francisco Giants organization before being drafted by the Washington Senators in November of 1964. Bosman would make his major league debut …

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Feb 17

A copy of Mickey’s Horsehide for small donation

Dear 1950’s baseball fan, For a donation of $24.95 (the digits represent the number of career hits Mickey Vernon had)  to the Mickey Vernon Museum, you can get a copy of the 11″ x 17″ print shown below, along with a 8″x10″ caricature of Mickey Vernon and any one of the other 19 caricatures shown on the print. If you’re …

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Feb 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 16 Senators Birthdays Timothy Leo Cullen B Feb. 16, 1942 Still Living Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1964 season, infielder Tim Cullen would be drafted by the Senators after the 1964 season ended. Cullen would make his big league debut with Washington in early August of 1966. …

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Feb 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 15 1916 With the emergence of Joe Judge at 1B, the Washington Senators sell Chick Gandil to Cleveland for $7,500. Gandil, (See Jan. 19th birthdays.) who played for the Senators from 1912 through 1915 would spend just 1 year in Cleveland and finish his career with the Chicago White Sox from 1917 through 1919. …

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Feb 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 14 Senators Birthdays Timothy Joseph Jordan B Feb. 14, 1879 B Sep. 13, 1949 Tim Jordan would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in August of 1910. The 22 year old 1st baseman will play in 10 games for Washington, going 4 for 20 at bat with 1 double, 2 RBI …

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Feb 13

Last Week’s Top Stories at dcbaseballhistory.com

Nine New Pages Added by Mark Hornbaker This morning I added nine new pages to the site. Each page will have data about each of the Washington professional baseball franchises. The information used in these new pages are provided from our friends at retrosheet.org. D.C. Baseball Records – Click on team name for more information. …

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Feb 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 13 1934 The Cleveland Indians sign future Hall Of Famer Sam Rice. Rice, who played for the Senators from 1915 through 1933 and appeared in all 3 of the World Series that the Senators played in, will finish his career with a final season in Cleveland, ending his playing days with 2,987 hits. Reportedly …

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