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This Date in Washington Senators History – Goodbye to the Big Train
Goodbye to the “Big Train”. Walter Johnson, one of the inaugural inductees to the Baseball Hall Of Fame, dies in Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. The 59 year old Johnson had been ailing for 6 months with a brain tumor. In 21 years in the major leagues, all with the Washington Senators, Johnson was 416-279 with a 2.17 ERA.
Roy Edward Carlyle B Dec. 10, 1900 D Nov. 22, 1956
Outfielder Roy Carlyle would debut with the Washington Senators in mid-April of 1925. Playing in a solitary games for Washington, Carlyle would go 0-1 at the plate.
Resuming in 1926 with the Red Sox, Carlyle would appear in 45 games for Boston, hitting .285 until he was released in mid-June. Selected off waivers by the New York Yankees, Carlyle would finish the 1926 season, and his major league career in New York, playing in 35 games, hitting .385.
Rudolph Albert Hernandez B Dec. 10, 1931 Still Living
Signed by the New York Giants in 1950, pitcher Rudy Hernandez would bounce around the minor leagues for 10 years before being obtained by the Washington Senators and making his major league debut in early July of 1960.
Hernandez would appear in 21 games for the Senators, posting a 4-1 record with a 4.41 ERA.
The original Senators would move to Minnesota after the 1960 season but Hernandez wasn’t going anywhere. He was drafted by the “new” Senators in the expansion draft and would appear in 7 games for the fledgling team in 1961, posting an 0-1 record with a 3.0 ERA, his last major league appearance coming in early May of 1961.
Robert Simpson Priddy B Dec. 10, 1934 Still Living
Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1958, Bob Priddy would make his pitching debut in late September of 1962 with the Buccos. Appearing in 2 games, Priddy would post a 1-0 record with a 3.00 ERA.
Priddy would not play in the majors in 1963 but he’d be back in Pittsburgh in 1964, going 1-2 in 19 games.
Traded to the San Francisco Giants, Priddy would be on the Giants roster in 1965 & 1966.
Priddy’s only season in a Senators uniform would see him posting a 3-7 record in 46 games with a 3.44 ERA.
Not being afforded the opportunity to stay in one place for long, Priddy was again traded after the 1967 season, this time to the Chicago White Sox, along with Tim Cullen and Buster Narum, this time in exchange for Ron Hansen, Dennis Higgins and Steve Jones.
Priddy would go 3-11 in 35 games for the White Sox in 1968.
After 4 appearances with the White Sox in 1969, he was traded again, this time to the California Angels where he’d pitch in 15 games and was traded again, this time to the Atlanta Braves. Priddy would finish the 1969 season in Atlanta, where he would play in 1970 and 1971 as well, his major league career ending in mid-September of ’71.