Mark Hornbaker

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Name: Mark Hornbaker
Date registered: April 15, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Wounded Veteran gets a Try Out — March 15, 2017
  2. D.C. Baseball Single-Season Hitting Records — March 11, 2017
  3. Better Late Than Never — March 8, 2017
  4. Big Train’s Throw Across the Rappahannock River — February 22, 2017
  5. 5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting — February 17, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Walter Johnson – Gone But Not Forgotten — 6 comments
  2. Washington D.C. Baseball History – Spring Training — 4 comments
  3. 4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting — 2 comments
  4. Remembering 1924 – Browns 15, Senators 14 — 2 comments
  5. Looking Back on Jackie Robinson Day – Washington Senators were Behind the Times — 2 comments

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Mar 15

Wounded Veteran gets a Try Out

March 15, 1945 College Park, MD – Bert Shepard, a one legged veteran of World War II, tries out as a pitcher for the Washington Senators. The Senators owner Clark Griffith was so impressed with Shepard that he hired him as the team’s pitching coach. During the 1945 spring training Shepard with his artificial leg …

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Mar 11

D.C. Baseball Single-Season Hitting Records

Statistics by Mark Hornbaker / dcbaseballhistory.com Updated on March 11, 2017               Top 10 Single Seasons – Home Runs Rank Name HR Year name League 1 Frank Howard 48 1969 Senators American 2 Alfonso Soriano 46 2006 Nationals National 3 Frank Howard 44 1968 Senators American 4 Frank Howard …

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Mar 08

Better Late Than Never

March 8, 1915 Charlottesville, VA Walter Johnson arrived a day later than expected to the Washington Senators training camp. Instead of being upset with Johnson the Senators’ owners were delighted to see him. With Johnson’s arrival to camp it left no doubt that he was going to pitch for the Senators this season. That wasn’t …

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Feb 22

Big Train’s Throw Across the Rappahannock River

February 22, 1936 Fredericksburg, Virginia To celebrate George Washington’s 204th birthday the town of Fredericksburg planned a daylong celebration. To cap off the day the city invited baseball legend Walter Johnson to duplicate George Washington’s legendary throw of a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River. As the story goes U.S. Rep. Sol Bloom, D-N.Y. believed …

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Feb 17

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting Sponsored by Mark Hornbaker               D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present The 5th Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 P.M – 5:30 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. The afternoon event is free …

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Feb 14

Ted Williams agrees to manage ’69 Senators

On February 14, 1969 the AP reported that Hall of Famer, Ted Williams has agreed to manage the Washington Senators. From what I could gather Williams agreed to a 5-year contract that would pay him a sizable salary plus shares of the team stock. The exact compensation package could not be verified but it is …

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Feb 14

The Washington “Homestead” Grays Video Series

The Washington “Homestead” Grays The Game Comes Home documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in  tale of baseball in the Nation’s Capitol. JBH Video present the Homestead Grays in Washington D.C. Written by William Meaux & Phil Wood, Narrated by Mark Redfield, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Jeff Herberger.

Feb 10

Washington D.C. Baseball History – Spring Training

Did you know 116 years ago if you were going to spring training to catch the newly formed Washington Senators of the newly formed American League you would find yourself in Phoebus, Virginia? It wasn’t until 1907 the Senators went outside of the D.C. and Virginia area as they traveled to Galveston, Texas for spring …

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Feb 08

Roy Sievers turns down contract offer

On February 8, 1958 the UP reported that Washington Senators’ slugger Roy Sievers, who last season led the American League in home runs and RBI’s while hitting .301, said today he wants a 100 percent increase in salary for the 1958 season. The 31-year-old outfielder said he had returned an unsigned contract to club President …

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Jan 22

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records – Updated

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records Updated on 1/22/2017 by Mark Hornbaker                     Top 25           Top 25   Rank Number of years played in Washington Years Rank Number of games played for Washington Games Rank Number of At Bats AB 1 Walter …

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