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This Date in Washington Senators History – Clyde Milan is named the new manager
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 player and his only year as a manager-he’d be replaced by Donie Bush in 1923.
(Milan’s brother Horace would play in a total of 42 games for the Senators during the 1915 and 1917 seasons.)
Peter Harvey Daley B Jan. 14, 1930 Still Living
Pete Daley began his major league service with the Boston Red Sox in early May of 1955. A catcher, Daley would spend 5 seasons on the Boston roster, his most active year coming in 1957 when he appeared in 78 games, his best season at the plate being 1958 when he’d hit .321.
Traded to the Kansas City Athletics after the 1959 season, Daley would spend 1 season with the A’s in 1960, hitting .263 in 73 games.
Selected by the “new” Senators in the expansion draft, Daley would play in 72 games, hitting .192. Daley’s last major league appearance would come at the end of the 1961 season.
Ralph Henry Miller B Jan. 14, 1899 D Feb. 18, 1967
One Game Wonder Ralph Miller had his cup of coffee with the Senators on September 16th of 1921. Miller would pitch 1 perfect inning-3 batters faced-giving up no hits or walks and then would disappear from the major league scene with a 0.00 ERA.
John Grover Perrine B Jan. 14, 1885 D Aug. 13, 1948
Senators Short Timer John Perrine spend 3 months on the Senators roster in 1907. An infielder, he’d play 2nd and 3rd base and shortstop. He’d hit .171, going 25 for 146 in 44 games before leaving the Senators in early July.