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This Date in Washington Senators History – Senator League Leaders in Batting
Senator League Leaders in Batting
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
1943 George Case 102
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
1902 Ed Delahanty .590
1968 Frank Howard .552
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.
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.
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.