January 2018 archive

Jan 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Clyde Milan is named the new manager

January 14 1922 Longtime Senators outfielder Clyde Milan is named the new manager for the upcoming season. Milan, who has been an outfielder with the team since 1907, spends the 1922 season as a player/manager, guiding the team to a 6th place finish with a 69-85 record. This would mark Milan’s last season as a …

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Jan 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 13 Senators Birthdays Fred William Schulte B Jan. 13, 1901 D May 20, 1983 Fred Schulte would debut with the St. Louis Browns as a 26 year old rookie outfielder in April of 1927. Playing in 60 games his inaugural season, Schulte would hit an impressive .317. Schulte would remain with the Browns through …

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Jan 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 12 Senators Birthdays George Edward Browne B Jan. 12, 1876 D Dec. 9, 1920 Once again we have another long time major leaguer who spent a relatively short time in a Senators uniform. In today’s example, outfielder George Browne would spend 12 seasons in the majors, playing in 1102 games for 7 different teams …

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Jan 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday General

January 11 Senators Birthdays Alvin Floyd (General) Crowder B Jan. 11, 1899 D Apr. 3, 1972 Alvin Crowder arrived on the major league scene as a 27 year old rookie with the Washington Senators in late July of 1926. Appearing in 19 games that first half season, Crowder would post a 7-4 record with a …

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Jan 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 10 Senators Birthdays Joseph Earl Von Ohl (Played as “Joe Ohl“) B Jan. 10, 1888 D Dec. 18, 1951 Senators Short Timer Joe Ohl would spend 8 days on the Senators roster in 1909. Pitching in 4 games, he’d depart in early August with a 2.08 ERA. Joe Ohl career record

Jan 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 9 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Conroy B Jan. 9, 1899 D Jan. 23, 1970 Senators Short Timer Bill Conroy played in 18 games with the 1923 Senators at 1st and 3rd base. He’d depart the scene with a lifetime .133 batting average. Bill Conroy career record Leroy Louis Dietzel B Jan. 9, 1931 Still …

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Jan 09

No raise for Hondo

After belting 36 home runs for the Senators in 1967, Frank Howard found himself spending most of the off-season negotiating a new contract with Senators’ General Manager George Selkirk. The Washington Post reported on January 9, 1968 that Senators’ GM Selkirk told Howard that he will not be receiving a raise in 1968.  In early …

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Jan 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 8 I knew we couldn’t keep up the frantic pace…After 3 days in a row with 6 birthdays each day, the pace slows just a tad with 5 Senators birthdays to report on January 8th. Senators Birthdays Reno Peter Bertoia B Jan. 8, 1935 D April 15. 2011 Signed by the Detroit Tigers as …

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Jan 07

Little Albie Named ’58 Top Rookie

January 7, 1959 The AP reported that Little Albie Pearson of the Washington Senators was named American League 1958 rookie of the year by an overwhelming margin. The Senators’ 23 year-old center fielder ended the ’58 season with a .275 batting average he also hit 25 doubles and 5 triples in 530 at bats. For …

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Jan 07

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 7 The Senators delivery room continues to be a busy place as we have another 6 birth dates on this January 7th… Senators Birthdays Edward Luke Butka B Jan. 7, 1916 D Apr. 21, 2005 Senators Short Timer Ed Butka would debut in late September of 1943. Playing 1st base, he’d make it into …

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