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This Date in Washington Senators History – ’27 Senators reacquire Tom Zachary
1918 – St. Louis defeats Washington, 3-0, in League Park. The Senators offense is punch less, managing only 3 safeties off Browns starter Allen Sothoron.
1927 – The Senators reacquire lefty P Tom Zachary from the Browns for P Alvin “General” Crowder. Zachary was
originally dealt to the Browns in February of 1926 for “Bullet” Joe Bush and Jack Tobin in one of Washington’s worse trades in franchise history.
1931 – President Herbert Hoover is on hand to watch the Nats drop a 7-3 decision to the A’s. P George Earnshaw collects the win for Philly.
1937 – Washington plays host to its first All Star Game. With President Franklin Roosevelt in attendance, the AL All
Stars defeat the NL squad, 8-3. This was the All Star game where Dizzy Dean of the Cardinals had his right toe fractured by a line drive from Cleveland’s Earl Averill. For all intents and purposes, Dean was never the same dominant pitcher after this injury.
1962 – For the second night in a row, the A’s rally from a 4-run deficit in the bottom of the 8th to defeat the Senators, 9-8. Kansas City CF Bobby Del Greco‘s 2 out, 3 run homer off loser Dave Stenhouse is the pivotal blow.
Richard William (Dick) Bass B Jul. 7, 1906 D Feb. 3, 1989
One Game Wonder Dick Bass first appeared with the Senators as a 32 year old rookie in 1939. His day in the Senators Coffee Shop was September 21st, when he started 1 game as a pitcher, hurled 8 innings, being tagged for 6 runs and the loss.
John Earl Simmons B Jul. 24, 1924 D Aug. 1, 2008
John Simmons spent the majority of the 1949 season in a Senators uniform, playing in 26 games as an outfielder but appearing in a grand total of 62 games. At the plate he was 20 for 93 with no extra base hits, working out to a .215 BA. His last game in the majors would be in late September.
John Romonsky B Jul. 7, 1929 D Oct 2, 2011
John Romonsky would make his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in September of 1953. Appearing in 2 games with St. Louis, he wouldn’t find his way back to the majors until 1958 when he was on the roster of the Senators.
Playing for the Senators in 1958 & 1959, Romonsky would appear in 30 games for the Senators over those 2 seasons, compiling a 3-4 record. He’d be gone at the end of 1959.
Harold Kefauver Keller B Jul. 7, 1927 D Jun 5, 2012
Hal Keller, brother of major leaguer Charlie Keller, made some very short appearances with the Senators strung out over 3 seasons. A catcher, he would appear in a grand total of 25 games:
3 games in 1949, 11 in 1950 and a final 11 in 1952. He’d leave having hit 11 for 54, working out to a .204 BA.