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Nov 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 22 Senators Birthdays We have a quintet of Senators Short Timers to note this November 22nd: William James Hollahan B Nov. 22, 1896 D Nov. 27, 1965 Short Timer Bill Hollahan spent 1 week with the 1920 Senators. Playing 3rd base, Hollohan would go 1 for 4 at the plate, walking once, stealing 1 …

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Nov 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 21 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Clingman B Nov. 21, 1869 D May 14, 1958 Billy Clingman began his major league career in September of 1890 with the Cincinnati Reds. Primarily a 3rd baseman, although he’d also get a lot of playing time at shortstop, Clingman would appear in 7 games for the Reds, hitting …

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Nov 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Clark Griffith

Senators Birthdays Louis Joseph Berberet B Nov. 20, 1929 D Apr. 6, 2004 Catcher Lou Berberet was originally signed by the New York Yankees in 1950. He’d finally amke it to the majors in mid-September of 1954 as a 24 year old rookie. Playing in 5 games, Berberet would go 2 for 5 at bat …

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Nov 19

This Date in Washington Senators History – Vernon named as manager of the new franchise

November 19 1936 Dubbed “the pitcher who got an 11 year tryout” by Bucky Harris, southpaw Bobby Burke is sent to the Philles as part of a conditional deal. Burke pitched a no-hitter against Boston on August 8, 1931 and went 38-46 with a 4.28 ERA in 9 seasons in Washington. 1960 Ed Doherty is …

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Nov 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 17 1960 The American League awards the new Washington expansion franchise to “The Senators Inc.”, a group of 10 investors headed by Elwood “Pete” Quesada‚ an administrator with the Federal Aviation Agency. Other investors of “The Senators Inc.”: Katherine Graham of the Washington Post, Floyd Akers, chairman of the D.C. Armory Board, former Ireland …

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Nov 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 16 Senators Birthdays Leslie Ferdinand (Buster) Narum B Nov. 16, 1940 D May 17, 2004 Signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1958, pitcher Buster Narum would finally make it to the majors in 1963. Pitching in 7 games in his inaugural season, Narum would post a 3.00 ERA. Traded to the Washington Senators for …

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Nov 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 15 Senator Managers Joe Cronin, 1933-1934 Record as Senator Manager: 165-139, .543 Teams Managed 1933: 99-53 .651 1st AL Pennant 1934: 66-86 .434 7th Owner Clark Griffith felt his club was on the cusp of the pennant and needed the right man to push his team over the top. There wasn’t really any doubt …

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Nov 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

November 14 Senator Managers Walter Johnson, 1929-1932 Record as Senator Manager: 350-264, .570 Pct. Teams managed 1929: 71-81 .467 5th 1930: 94-60 .610 2nd 1931: 92-62 .597 3rd 1932: 93-61 .604 3rd To blunt a possible public relations fallout for the dismissal of the popular Bucky Harris, Clark Griffith choose a man who was more …

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Nov 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senator League Leaders in Pitching

November 13 Senators League leaders in pitching Wins 1913 Walter Johnson 36 1914 Walter Johnson 28 1915 Walter Johnson 27 1916 Walter Johnson 25 1918 Walter Johnson 23 1924 Walter Johnson 23 1932 Alvin Crowder 26 1933 Alvin Crowder 24 1953 Bob Porterfield 22 ERA 1912 Walter Johnson 1.39 1913 Walter Johnson 1.14 1918 Walter …

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Nov 12

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senator League Leaders in Batting

November 12 Senator League Leaders in Batting Batting Average 1928 Goose Goslin .379 1935 Buddy Myer .349 1946 Mickey Vernon .346 1953 Mickey Vernon .337 Home Runs 1959 Harmon Killebrew 42, tied for 1st 1968 Frank Howard 44 1970 Frank Howard 44 RBI 1924 Goose Goslin 129 1957 Roy Sievers 114 1970 Frank Howard 126 …

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