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Jan 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 21 Senators Birthdays Sabath Anthony (Sam) Mele B Jan. 21, 1922 Still Living Outfielder and sometime 1st baseman Sam Mele began his major league journey in 1946 when he was signed by the Boston Red Sox. Making his debut in the majors at the start of the 1947 season, Mele would hit .302 in …

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Jan 20

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 20 Senators Birthdays Jesse Terrill Hill B Jan. 20, 1907 D Aug. 31, 1993 Outfielder Jesse Hill first made his way to the majors as a 28 year old rookie in 1935 with the New Yrok Yankees. Playing in 107 games, he’d hit .293, scoring 69 runs, collecting 115 hits and stealing 14 bases. …

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Jan 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 19 1965 Coaches Danny O’ Connell and Hobie Landrith resign. They are replaced by Rube Walker and Joe Pignatano. Pignatano and Walker are both former major league catchers and both spent time on the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Senators Birthdays Arnold (Chick) Gandil B Jan. 19, 1888 D Dec. 13, 1970 1st baseman …

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Jan 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators name Ted Williams as their new manager.

January 18 1969 The last-place Washington Senators name former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. In Williams’ inaugural season as a manager, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark (and their only over …

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Jan 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 17 Senators Birthdays Roy Arthur Grover B Jan. 17, 1892 D Feb. 7, 1978 Roy Grover began his brief major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics in mid-September of 1916. A 2nd baseman, Grover would play in 20 games his first season, hitting .274. Back with the A’s in 1917, Grover would have a …

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Jan 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – Flood Files Civil Lawsuit

January 16 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. Senators Birthdays Robert Allen Baird B Jan. 16, 1940 D …

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Jan 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators trade Peckinpaugh

January 15 1927 The Washington Senators trade shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Leo Mangum and Sloppy Thurston. Peckinpaugh, who’s major league career began in 1910 with the Cleveland Naps, spent the 1922-1926 seasons in Washington, including the World Championship season of 1924 and on the pennant winning team of 1925. …

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Jan 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Clyde Milan is named the new manager

January 14 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 …

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Jan 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 13 Senators Birthdays Fred William Schulte B Jan. 13, 1901 D May 20, 1983 Fred Schulte would debut with the St. Louis Browns as a 26 year old rookie outfielder in April of 1927. Playing in 60 games his inaugural season, Schulte would hit an impressive .317. Schulte would remain with the Browns through …

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Jan 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 12 Senators Birthdays George Edward Browne B Jan. 12, 1876 D Dec. 9, 1920 Once again we have another long time major leaguer who spent a relatively short time in a Senators uniform. In today’s example, outfielder George Browne would spend 12 seasons in the majors, playing in 1102 games for 7 different teams …

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