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This Date in Washington Senators History – Flood Files Civil Lawsuit
1970 Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals, jcontending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws.
Robert Allen Baird B Jan. 16, 1940 D Apr. 11, 1974
Senators Short Timer Bob Baird would pitch in 8 games for the Senators in the 1962 and 1963 seasons, compiling a career record of 0-4 with an ERA of 7.25.
George Aloys (Showboat) Fisher B Jan. 16, 1899 D May 15, 1994
Showboat Fisher appeared in 28 games for the Senators in 1923 & 1924, hitting .261 in his rookie season, his BA dropping to .220 in 1924.
Fisher would be traded by the Senators to Milwaukee of the American Association in early June of 1924 for Wid Matthews.
Fisher would return to the majors in 1930 with the St. Louis Cardinals where he’d play in 92 games and make it into 2 games of the World Series that year as the Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Athletics.
Fisher would not appear in the majors in 1931 and would be traded to the St. Louis Browns in late June of 1932. He’d play in 18 games for the Browns, hitting just .182, his last major league appearance coming in early August.
Marvin Mardo Goodwin B Jan. 16, 1891 D Oct. 21, 1925
Marv Goodwin would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in September of 1916. Pitching in 3 games, Goodwin would post an 0-0 record with a 3.18 ERA.
Goodwin would head west after the 1916 season, spending 1917 and 1919 through 1922 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
He’d add a footnote to his career by pitching in 4 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1925.
Baxter Byerly (Buck) Jordan B Jan. 16, 1907 D Mar. 18, 1993
1st baseman Buck Jordan would make brief appearances with the New York Giants in 1927 and 1929.
Drafted from Newark of the International League by the Senators in 1930, he’d return to the majors in 1931 when he’d play in 9 games, hitting .222.
Traded to the Baltimore Orioles, then of the International League in August of 1931, along with Pinky Hargrave for Johnny Gill, Jordan would be traded once again, this time to the Boston Braves in August of 1932.
Jordan would remain with the Braves through May of 1937 when he’d be purchased by the Cincinnati Reds. He’d finish the 1937 season with the Reds and start the 1938 campaign there as wellbefore being traded one last time to the Philadelphia Phillies in June of 1938. 87 games with the Phillies would mark the end of Jordan’s career.
Earl Hazewell (Junior) Wooten B Jan. 16, 1924 D Aug. 12, 2006
Outfielder Junior Wooten would debut with the Senators in mid-September of 1947. Playing in 6 games he’d hit a paltry .083, going 2 for 24 with 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.
Back with the Senators in 1948, Wooten would make it into 88 games, raising his BA to .256. His last major league game would come at the end of the 1948 season.