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Dec 07

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 7 Senators Birthdays Richard Edward Donovan B Dec. 7, 1927 D Jan. 6, 1997 Pitcher Dick Donovan would get a slow start in the major leagues. Signed by the Boston Braves before the 1947 season, Donovan would make brief appearances with the Braves in 1950, 51 & 52, appearing in a total of 25 …

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Dec 04

Senators and Dodgers announce blockbuster trade

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December 4, 1964 It is announced at the 1964 Baseball Winter Meetings that the Washington Senators and the Los Angeles Dodgers made a seven player blockbuster trade. It is announced that the Washington Senators traded 25 year old pitcher Claude Osteen and 23 year old shortstop John Kennedy for the following players, 28 year old …

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Dec 04

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson accepts an advance from the Chicago Whales

December 4 1914 Walter Johnson accepts an advance from the Chicago Whales of the Federal League. Claiming he has paid Johnson for the reserve option on his contract, Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court. Griffith then travels to Johnson’s home in Coffeyville, Kansas to talk to Johnson and persuade him that his contract …

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Dec 03

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 3 Senators Birthdays Joseph Christopher Cleary B Dec. 3, 1918 D Jun. 3, 2004 One Game Wonder Joe Cleary made his only appearance with the Senators on August 4th of 1945. Joe’s nickname was “Fire”, probably most appropriate after his performance against the Boston Red Sox. In the second game of a double header, …

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Dec 01

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 1 Senators Birthdays Paul Stanford (Buddy) Dear B Dec. 1, 1905 D Aug. 29, 1989 Senators Short Timer Buddy Dear spent 3 days on the Washington roster in 1927. Appearing in 2 games, playing 2nd base in 1, Dear would go 0-1 at bat but would be credited with 1 run scored. “Buddy” Dear …

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Dec 01

Walter Johnson honored at Testimonial Dinner

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December 1, 1932 Washington D.C.- Around 600 Washington baseball fans from all over the area showed up at the Shoreham Hotel, for a testimonial dinner that was given to honor Walter Johnson, the recently fired Senators’ manager. Besides the hundreds of people in the banquet room the Big Train also received telegrams from President Hoover …

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Nov 30

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Firpo Marberry

November 30 Senators Birthdays Noble Winfred Ballou B Nov. 30, 1897 D Jan. 29, 1963 Win Ballou debuted with the Washington Senators in late August of 1925. Pitching in 10 games, Ballou would post a 1-1 record. Ballou would appear in 2 games of the 1925 World Series as the Senators lost to the Pittsburgh …

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Nov 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 29 Senators Birthdays William Cleveland Currie B Nov. 29, 1928 D Oct. 30, 2013 Senators Short Timer Bill Currie travelled through the Boston/Milwaukee Braves and St. Louis Cardinals organizations before being acquired by the Washington Senators in 1954. He’d make his only major league appearances early in the 1955 season. Pitching in 3 games …

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Nov 28

This Date in Washington Senators History

Senators Birthdays Edward Volney Chapman B Nov. 28, 1905 D May 3, 2000 Single Season Senator Ed Chapman would pitch in 6 games for the Senators in 1933. He’d depart after less than 2 months in the majors with an ERA of 8.00. Ed Chapman career record Maurice Montague (Molly) Craft B Nov. 28, 1895 …

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Nov 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 27 Senators Birthdays Louis Eugene Bevil (born Bevilacqua) B Nov. 27, 1922 D Feb. 1, 1973 Senators Short Timer Lou Bevil spent 11 days on the Washington roster in early September of 1942. Pitching in 4 games, Bevil would compile an 0-1 record with a 6.52 ERA. Lou Bevil career record Leslie Ambrose (Joe) …

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