November 2017 archive

Nov 30

The 6th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

6th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting Hosted by Mark Hornbaker                  I want to thank Mike Henry and John Yim for their generous donations. I also want to thank Barbara Doran and Gary Sarnoff for their help setting up the meeting. Saturday, February 24, 2018 Meeting:11:00 AM – 5:30 PM / Dinner: 6:00 …

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Nov 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Firpo Marberry

November 30 Senators Birthdays Noble Winfred Ballou B Nov. 30, 1897 D Jan. 29, 1963 Win Ballou debuted with the Washington Senators in late August of 1925. Pitching in 10 games, Ballou would post a 1-1 record. Ballou would appear in 2 games of the 1925 World Series as the Senators lost to the Pittsburgh …

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Nov 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 29 Senators Birthdays William Cleveland Currie B Nov. 29, 1928 D Oct. 30, 2013 Senators Short Timer Bill Currie traveled through the Boston/Milwaukee Braves and St. Louis Cardinals organizations before being acquired by the Washington Senators in 1954. He’d make his only major league appearances early in the 1955 season. Pitching in 3 games …

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Nov 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

Senators Birthdays Edward Volney Chapman B Nov. 28, 1905 D May 3, 2000 Single Season Senator Ed Chapman would pitch in 6 games for the Senators in 1933. He’d depart after less than 2 months in the majors with an ERA of 8.00. Ed Chapman career record Maurice Montague (Molly) Craft B Nov. 28, 1895 …

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Nov 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 27 Senators Birthdays Louis Eugene Bevil (born Bevilacqua) B Nov. 27, 1922 D Feb. 1, 1973 Senators Short Timer Lou Bevil spent 11 days on the Washington roster in early September of 1942. Pitching in 4 games, Bevil would compile an 0-1 record with a 6.52 ERA. Lou Bevil career record Leslie Ambrose (Joe) …

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Nov 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Transplanted Senators are now the Twins

November 26 1960 Twins is chosen as the new name for the original Washington Senators franchise, transplanted to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul after the end of the 1960 season. Senators Birthdays Vernon Louis (Lefty) Gomez B Nov. 26, 1908 D Feb. 17, 1989 Hall Of Famer Lefty Gomez spent 14 years in the …

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Nov 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 25 Senators Birthdays James Dement Weaver B Nov. 25, 1903 D Dec. 12, 1983 Pitcher Jim Weaver is another of those players who spent a goodly time in the major leagues but qualifies as a “Senators Short Timer”. In Weaver’s case, he’d play in 189 games with 6 different teams, including 2 separate stints …

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Nov 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 24 Senators Birthdays Angelo John (Tony) Giuliani B Nov. 24, 1912 D Oct. 8, 2004 Catcher Tony Giuliani was drafted by the St. Louis Browns from his hometown Saint Paul Saints of the American Association in October of 1935. Debuting with the Browns in mid-April of 1936, Giuliani would play in 71 games in …

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Nov 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 23 Senators Birthdays Just 1 birthday to report this November 23rd: Herman Charles Reich B Nov. 23, 1917 D Oct. 22, 2009 Senators Short Timer Herman Reich spent 1 odd season in the majors in 1949. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians from Portland of the Pacific Coast League in 1948, Reich would be waived …

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Nov 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 22 Senators Birthdays We have a quintet of Senators Short Timers to note this November 22nd: William James Hollahan B Nov. 22, 1896 D Nov. 27, 1965 Short Timer Bill Hollahan spent 1 week with the 1920 Senators. Playing 3rd base, Hollohan would go 1 for 4 at the plate, walking once, stealing 1 …

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