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This Date in Washington Senators History – Big Train picks up 400th win
1926 Walter Johnson picks up his 400th career victory as the St. Louis Browns fall to the Sens 7-4 at
1956 An 8 run bottom of the second propels the Senators to a 12-9 win over Boston. Washington’s Jerry Snyder falls a single short of the cycle and drives in 5 of his 14 RBI’s for the year. Roy Sievers and Ernie Oravetz chip in 2 runs apiece. Every Sens position player picks up at least 1 hit and scores a run, except for Pete Runnels, who wears an 0 for 5 collar.
James Harry Dean B May 12, 1915 D Jun. 1, 1960
Another “short timer” with the Senators, Harry Dean pitched in 2 games for the Senators in 1941. His short record covers 2 IP, 3 runs (1 earned) for an ERA of 4.5.
Edward Hoyte (Ed) Lyons B May 12, 1923 D Jan. 25, 2009
Ed Lyons appeared in 7 games for the 1947 Senators, hitting 4 for 26 for a .154 BA
George Earl McNeely B May 12, 1898 D Jul. 16, 1971
Earl McNeely spent 8 years in the major leagues, from 1924-1931, spending his first 4 years in Washington and ending his career with the St. Louis Browns. Perhaps his best season with the Senators was 1926 when he appeared in 124 games, with 134 hits in 442 AB, good for a .303 BA. He was a prt of the World Championship team in 1924 and the pennant winner of 1925.
Thomas Mullen Umphlett B May 12, 1930 D Sep. 21, 2012
An outfielder from 1953-1955, Umphlett’s best season was his rookie year when hit hit .283 with 3 home runs with the Red Sox. He spent the 1954 & 1955 seasons in Washington where his hitting didn’t match the promise he showed in his rookie season.