Jim Hartley

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Name: Jim Hartley
Date registered: March 7, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Rookie Joe McClain Posts the Expansion Senators’ First Win — April 14, 2014
  2. The Night the Lights Went Out at Griffith Stadium — August 18, 2013
  3. This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Senators Eleven Run Sixth Inning — May 11, 2013
  4. The New Washington Senators — March 11, 2013
  5. Chuck Hinton (1934-2013): An Appreciation — January 29, 2013

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  1. Chuck Hinton (1934-2013): An Appreciation — 9 comments
  2. The New Washington Senators — 1 comment
  3. The Good Guys Wore White — 1 comment

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Apr 14

Rookie Joe McClain Posts the Expansion Senators’ First Win

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Having lost their first game to the White Sox on Opening Day, April 10, 1961, the expansion Senators were idle for two days due to inclement weather. By Friday evening, April 14, the rain moved on, and a 27-year-old rookie pitcher walked to the mound to start the opener of a three-game series against the …

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Aug 18

The Night the Lights Went Out at Griffith Stadium

This Date In Washington Baseball History – August 18, 1942 On December 8, 1941, prompted by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States formally entered World War II.  Soon afterward, many prominent major league and minor league baseball players either enlisted or were drafted into the United States Armed Forces. Faced with losing …

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May 11

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Senators Eleven Run Sixth Inning

On May 11, 1962, the 5-18 Washington Senators opened a three-game series against the Orioles at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Rookie Dave Stenhouse, who had posted his first major league win just five days earlier, had shut out the Orioles through five innings. Orioles left-hander Art Quirk had allowed only three hits and an unearned run …

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Mar 11

The New Washington Senators

While (now) ”classic” songs such as “Blue Moon” by the Marcels, “Runaway” by Del Shannon and “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K. Doe were playing over local transistor radios throughout the D.C area, the new Washington Senators were playing their first ever spring training game in Florida. The date was Saturday, March 11, 1961, and the expansion version of the Washington Senators — …

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Jan 29

Chuck Hinton (1934-2013): An Appreciation

Chuck Hinton was indeed, one in a million. I first met Chuck in the mid-1990s while I was writing my book on the expansion Senators. I asked him if he would allow me to interview him for the book. I was surprised and thrilled when he said, “yes.” This was one of my first “up-close …

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Apr 28

The Good Guys Wore White

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During the first 66 years of the 20th Century, most major league baseball teams wore sparkling white flannel uniforms for their home games, and gray uniforms on the road. There were exceptions. For instance, the 1906-09 Washington Nationals wore dark blue uniform pants and jersey tops on the road, but aside from other rare occasions, …

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