Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 31

This Date in Washington Senators History

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 from …

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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

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 January …

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Jan 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Goslin admitted to the Hall of Fame

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 1938, …

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Jan 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators release Joe Judge

January 27 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 …

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Jan 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 26 Senators Birthdays Eli Eldo Cates B Jan. 26, 1877 D May 29, 1964 Single Season Senator Eli Cates would play in 22 games with the 1908 Senators, pitching in 19 and filling in at 2nd base for another 3. Cates would post a 4-8 record with a 2.51 ERA. Eli Cates career record …

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Jan 25

This Date in Washington Senators History – Kroc ends hopes of Washington baseball fans

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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Jan 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 24 An unusual day, with 5 Senators Short Timers all having been born on this date… Senators Birthdays Robert Leon Berman B Jan. 24, 1899 D Aug. 2, 1988 Catcher Bob Berman would be on the Senators roster for 9 days in 1918. He’d appear in 2 games, catching 1 and going 0-2 at …

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Jan 23

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators make another poor trade

January 23 1958 Another poor trade for the Senators as they exchange shortstop Pete Runnels to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Albie Pearson and first baseman Norm Zauchin. Runnels will win two batting titles, in 1960 and 1962, having missed a third title by six points in 1958. Pearson will play in just 171 …

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Jan 22

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records – Updated

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records Updated on 1/22/2017 by Mark Hornbaker                     Top 25           Top 25   Rank Number of years played in Washington Years Rank Number of games played for Washington Games Rank Number of At Bats AB 1 Walter …

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