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This Date in Washington Senators History
Leslie Ferdinand (Buster) Narum B Nov. 16, 1940 D May 17, 2004
Signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1958, pitcher Buster Narum would finally make it to the majors in 1963.
Pitching in 7 games in his inaugural season, Narum would post a 3.00 ERA.
Traded to the Washington Senators for a player to be named later (That player eventually being Lou Pinella.) Narum would spend the next 4 seasons with the Senators.
Narum would go 9-15 in 38 games in 1964, appearing in 38 games. In 1965 he’d pitch in 46 games, going 4-12.
Spending time in the minor leagues in 1966 and 1967, Narum would only appear in a total of 5 games in his last 2 seasons, making his last major league appearance in September of 1967.
Narum would be traded to the Chicago White Sox prior to the 1968 season, along with Tim Cullen and Bob Priddy for Dennis Higgins, Steve Jones and Ron Hansen. However his major league playing days were over and he’d never pitch in another major league game.
Conrad Starkel B Nov. 16, 1880 D Jan. 19, 1933
One Game Wonder Con Starkel tasted his cup of coffee with the Senators on April 19th of 1906. Pitching for 3 innings, Starkel would surrender 7 hits, 2 walks and 6 runs, departing the Senators Coffee Shop with a lifetime ERA of 18.00.