Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21

Moe Berg

Moe Berg

1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers.

1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his record to 2-0 with Dave Sisler getting the save. Dale Long homers for Washington, Lenny Green and Don Mincher homer for Minnesota.

1972 After going 1-3 on the road, the newly relocated Texas Rangers, formerly the expansion Washington Senators, debut in Texas, winning their first game 7-6 against the visiting California Angels.
Former Senators Dick Bosman, Casey Cox and Paul Lindblad do the duties on the mound with Bosman getting the win, Lindblad the save. Clyde Wright gets tagged with the loss. Former Senators Frank Howard & Dave Nelson homer for Texas.

The Senators drew 655,156 fans during their last season in Washington. The move to Texas didn’t bring the instant riches that owner Bob Short predicted. The Rangers would only draw 662,974 patrons, an increase of 7,818 fans.

Senators Birthday

William Kiernan Haywood B 4/21/1937 Still living

Signed by Washington in 1964, pitcher Bill Haywood would be a One Season Wonder as a 31 year old rookie, appearing in 14 games, finishing with a 0-0 record and 4.70 ERA.

Bill Haywood career record