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This Date in Washington Senators History – Umpire Emmett Ashford breaks color barrier
1966 – Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and 44,467 other fans are in attendance as the Washington Senators lose to the Cleveland Indians by the score of 5-2. Washington carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning when the Indians score 4 runs to seal the victory.
Making the game historically significant, Emmett Ashford, the first African-American umpire in the major leagues, debuts making the calls at 3rd base.
Scott Russell Cary B Apr. 11, 1923 D Feb. 28, 2011
Senators Short Timer Scott Cary would spend approximately 4 and 1/2 months on the Washington roster in 1947. Debuting in early May, Cary would pitch in 23 games compiling a 3-1 record with a 5.93 ERA. He’d make his last appearance in mid-September.
Spencer Armstrong Pumpelly B Apr. 11, 1893 D Dec. 5, 1973
One Game Wonder Spencer Pumpelly would enter the Senators Coffee Shop on July 11 of 1925. Pitching 1 inning, Pumpelly would surrender a home run. He’d depart with an ERA of 9.00.
Arthur Lincoln Quirk B Apr. 11, 1938 D Nov. 22, 2014
Signed by the Baltimore Orioles before the start of the 1959 season, pitcher Art Quirk would make his major league debut with Baltimore in mid-April of 1962.
Appearing in 7 games for the O’s that season, Quirk would compile a 2-2 record with a 5.93 ERA.
Quirk would appear in another 7 games for the Senators in 1963, his record 1-0 with a 4.29 ERA when he made his last major league appearance in late May.