February 2017 archive

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 has Surgery

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

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 mak e 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 …

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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

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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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Feb 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 23 Senators Birthdays Today we add to the ranks of “Senators Short Timers” with 3 players who collectively would play in less than 300 games in a Senators uniform. Robert Anthony Boken B Feb. 23, 1908 D Oct. 6, 1988 Infielder Bob Boken joined the Senators in April of 1933 as a 25 year …

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Feb 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 22 Senators Birthdays Rinold George Duren, Jr. B Feb. 21, 1929  D Jan. 6, 2011 Almost everyone of a certain age remembers Ryne Duren-the “Coke bottle” glasses, his reputation for wildness and hard throwing and his wild-partying ways. Duren was first signed by the St. Louis Browns before the 1949 season. By the time …

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Feb 22

Big Train’s Throw Across the Rappahannock River

February 22, 1936 Fredericksburg, Virginia To celebrate George Washington’s 204th birthday the town of Fredericksburg planned a daylong celebration. To cap off the day the city invited baseball legend Walter Johnson to duplicate George Washington’s legendary throw of a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River. As the story goes U.S. Rep. Sol Bloom, D-N.Y. believed …

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Feb 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ted Williams returns to baseball full-time

February 21 1969 Ted Williams returns to baseball full-time, signing a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators. Senators Birthdays Joseph Anthony Foy B Feb. 21, 1943 D Oct. 12, 1989 Originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins before the start of the 1962 season, Joe Foy would be drafted by the Boston Red Sox in …

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Feb 20

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 20 Senators Birthdays Edgar Charles (Sam) Rice B Feb. 20, 1890 D Oct. 13, 1974 Hall Of Famer Sam Rice should need no introduction-a Senator from 1915 through 1933, played on all 3 pennant winning teams for Washington, hit over .300 in 14 of the 20 seasons he played. Originally joining the Senators in …

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