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 Ted WilliamsWashington 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 November of that year.

Foy would make his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1966, playing in 151 games mainly as a 3rd baseman. Foy would hit .262 for Boston in his rookie campaign.

Foy would remain a regular with the Red Sox through 1968 and would make it into 6 games of the 1967 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

After the season he was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the expansion draft. Foy would play in 145 games for the Royals in their inaugural season, once again hitting .262.

After the season, Foy would be on the move again when he was traded to the New York Mets. Foy would appear in 99 games for the Mets in 1970.

Drafted by the Washington Senators in November of 1970, Foy would join the expansion Senators for their last season in Washington. Playing in 41 games, Foy would hit .234, his last game coming in late May. Foy would be released by the Senators in mid-July.

Joe Foy career record

Milton Marshall Gray B Feb. 21, 1914 D Jun. 30, 1969

Catcher Milt Gray avoids the title of One Game Wonder by virtue of having played in 2 games for the Senators on May 27th and 28th of 1937. Gray would go 0-6 at bat.

Milt Gray career record

Lloyd Eldon Hittle B Feb. 21, 1924 Mar. 3, 2012

Coming to the Washington Senators from Oakland of the Pacific Coast League in May of 1949, pitcher Lloyd Hittle would make his major league debut in mid-May.

Pitching in 36 games for the Senators in 1949, Hittle would post a 5-7 record with a 4.21 ERA.

Starting the 1950 season in Washington, Hittle would pitch in another 11 games going 2-4 with a 4.98 ERA.

His last major league game would come in mid-May, 1 day shy of the anniversary of his first big league game in May of 1949.

Lloyd Hittle career record