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This Date in Washington Senators History
1960 – Playing their last season in Washington, the original Senators start the season with a 10-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Camilio Pascual gets the win for the Senators, Tom Sturdivant is charged with the loss for the Red Sox.
A quartet of birthdays on April 18th…
Edward John Boland B Apr. 18, 1908 D Feb. 5, 1993
Outfielder Ed Boland appeared in 38 games with the Phillies in 1934 & 1935. He wouldn’t be seen in the major leagues again until 1944 when he appeared in 19 games for the Senators, batting .271 (16 for 59) with 4 doubles.
Gerad Joseph (Gerry) Janeski B Apr. 18, 1946 Still living
The three year career of Jerry Janeski found him in the uniforms of the Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators and Texas Rangers from 1970-1972. In 23 games for the 1971 Senators he posted a 1-5 record with a 4.96 ERA.
George Edward (Duffy) Lewis B Apr. 18, 1888 D Jun. 17, 1979
During the 11 year career of Duffy Lewis he patrolled the outfield for the Boston Red Sox from 1910-1917, not appearing in the major leagues in 1918 (possibly for military service during World War 1?), then playing for the New York Yankees in 1919 & 1920 and ending his baseball career with the 1921 Senators, appearing in 27 games. He hit .307 for the Red Sox in 1911 and .302 in 1917.
Vincent Ventura B Apr. 18, 1917 D Sep. 11, 2001
Another “One Season Wonder”, Vince Ventura appeared in 18 games for the 1945 Senators in left field, going 12 for 58 at bat.