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This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Williams agrees to manage ’69 Senators
On February 14, 1969 the AP reported that Hall of Fame slugger, Ted Williams has agreed to manage the Washington Senators. From what I could gather Williams agreed to a 5-year contract that would pay him a sizable salary plus shares of the team stock. The exact compensation package could not be verified but it is believed that he made more than one million dollars in total.
Ted Williams, will become the fourth full time manager to lead the expansion Senators since the team’s first season in 1961. The new skipper replaced Jim Lemon who managed the ’68 Senators’ to a 65-96.
Mickey Vernon / 135-227 .373 / 1961-1963
Eddie Yost / 0-1 .000 / 1963
Gil Hodges / 321-444 .420 / 1963-1967
Jim Lemon / 65-96 .404 / 1968