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This Date in Washington Senators History – 1904 Senators lose another one
1904 – After dropping a 6-3 decision in Philadelphia that drops the Senators to 1-16, Malachi Kittridge is dismissed as the Sens interim manager. Kittridge returns to his catcher position. Patsy Donavan, the Sens original choice to be the manager, finally settles his contract dispute with the Cardinals and is handed the managerial reigns by Senators vice president and business manager William Dwyer. Donavan, in his only major league stint as a manager, finishes the year as the Sens go 38-113. Both Donavan and Dwyer will be gone by the next season.
1958 – After rain-outs of six straight home games, the Yankees defeat the Senators 9-5 at Yankee Stadium. The highlight of the game is Mickey Mantle‘s solo, inside the park homer that breaks a 2-2 tie in the 3rd inning. Yogi Berra drives in 3 RBI for the New Yorkers. For the Senators, 1B Norm Zauchin connects for his 3rd homer of the year and goes 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Bob Turley of the Yanks gets the complete game win, while Pedro Ramos of the Sens drops to 2-1 with the loss.
1960 – The young Senators throttle the Kansas City A’s 8-1 at Griffith Stadium. Camillo Pascual strikes out 11 in
the complete game 3 hitter for the Sens. RF Bob Allison and C Earl Battey each drive in 2 RBI. CF Dan Dobbek, LF Jim Lemon and 3B Reno Bertoia join the hit parade with 2 hits apiece and a RBI. Allison and Lemon connect for their 2nd and 6th homers of the year, respectively.
Lewis L. (Lew) Drill B May 9, 1877 D July 4, 1969
Lew Drill appeared in the major leagues from 1902-1905 with the Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles (playing their last season in Baltimore before moving to New York to become the Highlanders, later Yankees) and ended his career with the Detroit Tigers.
Starting with the Senators in 1902, Drill played 38 games for Washington. In July he was “loaned” to the Baltimore Orioles where he appeared in 2 games and then was returned to Washington, where he appeared in an additional 33 games. He played a full season for the Senators in 1903. In 1904 he would appear in 46 games for Washington before being purchased by Detroit, where he played 51 games in 1904 and 72 games in 1905.
A versatile player, Drill was primarily a catcher but was also tapped to play at 1st, 2nd & 3rd base as well as the outfield.