Nov 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senator League Leaders in Batting

November 12

Senator League Leaders in BattingWashingtonSenators1227

Batting Average
1928 Goose Goslin .379
1935 Buddy Myer .349
1946 Mickey Vernon .346
1953 Mickey Vernon .337

Home Runs
1959 Harmon Killebrew 42, tied for 1st
1968 Frank Howard 44
1970 Frank Howard 44

RBI
1924 Goose Goslin 129
1957 Roy Sievers 114
1970 Frank Howard 126

Stolen Bases
1906 John Anderson 39, tied for 1st
1912 Clyde Milan 88
1913 Clyde Milan 75
1920 Sam Rice 63
1939 George Case 51
1940 George Case 35
1941 George Case 33
1942 George Case 44
1943 George Case 61

Runs Scored
1943 George Case 102

Hits
1924 Sam Rice 216
1926 Sam Rice 216, tied for 1st
1933 Heinie Manush 221
1941 Cecil Travis 218

Walks
1950 Eddie Yost 141
1952 Eddie Yost 129
1953 Eddie Yost 123
1956 Eddie Yost 151
1970 Frank Howard 132

Doubles
1902 Ed Delahanty 43, tied for 1st
1933 Joe Cronin 45
1946 Mickey Vernon 51
1951 Sam Mele and Eddie Yost 36, tied for 1st
1953 Mickey Vernon 43
1954 Mickey Vernon 33

Triples
1904 Joe Cassidy 19, tied for 1st with two players
1921 Howie Shanks 18, tied for 1st with two players
1923 Sam Rice & Goose Goslin, 18
1925 Goose Goslin 20
1932 Joe Cronin 18
1933 Heinie Manush 17
1939 Buddy Lewis 16
1942 Stan Spence 15
1956 Jim Lemon 11, tied with three players for 1st
1959 Bob Allison 9
1969 Del Unser 8

On Base Percentage
1902 Ed Delahanty .453

Slugging Percentage
1902 Ed Delahanty .590
1968 Frank Howard .552

Senators Birthdays

Clyde Samuel Goodwin B Nov. 12, 1886 D Oct. 12, 1963

Senators Short Timer Sam Goodwin would spend 15 days on the Senators roster in 1906. Pitching in 4 games, Goodwin would finish the 1906 season, and his brief major league career with a 0-2 W/L record and an ERA of 4.43.

Clyde Goodwin career record

Donald Roy Johnson B Nov. 12, 1926 D Feb. 10, 2015

Pitcher Don Johnson would play in 7 seasons over the course of 12 years, making brief appearances with 6 different teams.

Signed by the New York Yankees in 1944, Johnson’s first stint in the majors would come in April of 1947 when he’d appear in 15 games, posting a 4-3 record with a 3.64 ERA.

Johnson wouldn’t return to major league play until 1950 when he’d pitch in 8 games for the Yankees, going 1-0. Traded to the St. Louis Browns in mid-June, Johnson would finish the 1950 season in a Brwons uniform going 4-5 in 25 games.

Starting 1951 in St. Louis, Johnson would make it into 6 games with the Browns, going 0-1 when he was purchased by the Washington Senators in late May.

Johnson would go 7-11 for the remainder of 1951 in Washington and would return with the Senators in 1952, appearing in 29 games, posting an 0-5 record.

Purchased by Toronto of the International League prior to the start of the 1953 season, Johnson would return to the majors in 1954 with the Chicago White Sox where he’d post an 8-7 record in 46 games.

Traded to the Baltimore Orioles, Johnson would post a 2-4 record in Baltimore in 1955.

Picked up by Toronto again, Johnson would show up in the majors one last time in mid-July of 1958 when he’d pitch in 17 games for the newly relocated San Francisco Giants where he’d go 0-1 in 17 games, his last major league appearance coming in late September.

Don Johnson career record

Jack Bernard Ryan B Nov. 12, 1868 D Aug. 21, 1952

Another player who was in and out of the major leagues is Jack Ryan who would play in 13 seasons over the span of 25 years from 1889 through 1913.

Primarily a catcher, Ryan would be tapped to play at every position except pitcher in his career.

Ryan’s career began in September of 1889 with the Louisville Colonels of the then major league American Association. After 3 years in Louisville, Ryan wouldn’t resurface in the majors until 1894 when he’d spend 3 seasons with the Boston Beaneaters.

Out of the majors again in 1897, Ryan would come back for 87 games with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1898.

Ryan would play in just 2 games with the Baltimore Orioles in 1899 and would take another break from the majors until 1901 when he’d spend 3 seasons on the roster of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Ryan would make an appearance with the Washington Senators in 1912 & 1913, playing in just 1 game each season, his final major league game coming in October of 1913.

Jack Ryan career record

  • Ron Dungan

    Mickey Vernon hit .353 in 1946 to lead the league. Roy Seivers hit 42 homeruns in 1957 to lead the league.