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Mar 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 15 1944 In accordance with wartime travel restrictions the Washington Senators train at the University of Maryland. The Senators enter camp with 6 knuckleball pitchers on their spring training roster: Alex Carrasquel, Mickey Haefner, Dutch Leonard, Bill Lefebvre, Johnny Niggleing and Roger Wolff. Haefner, Leonard, Niggeling and Wolff all are selected for the starting …

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Mar 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 14 Senators Birthdays John Wyeth (Red) Marion B Mar. 14, 1914 D Mar. 13, 1975 Senators Short Timer Red Marion spent 2 distinct stints with Washington separated by 7 years. First arriving in the majors in mid-September of 1935, outfielder Marion would appear in 4 games, going 2 for 11 with a double and …

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Mar 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 13 Senators Birthdays Bruno Block (Born James John Blochowicz) B Mar. 13, 1885 D Aug. 6, 1937 Catcher Bruno Block came to the major leagues in early August of 1907, playing in 24 games for the Washington Senators, hitting .140 in 57 AB. Out of the majors in 1908 and 1909, Block would return …

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Mar 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 12 Senators Birthdays Joseph William Engel B Mar. 12, 1893 D Jun. 12, 1969 Washington, DC native Joe Engel arrived in the major leagues in late May of 1912. A pitcher, Engel began his career with the Washington Senators posting a 2-5 record in 17 games in his rookie season. Engel would go 8-9 …

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Mar 11

This Date in Washington Senators History

Senators Birthdays Jack Russell Spring B Mar. 11, 1933 D Aug 2, 2015 Another “baseball nomad”, pitcher Jack Spring would play for 7 teams over 8 seasons in a career that spanned 11 years. Originally obtained by the Philadelphia Phillies from Spokane of the Western International League before the 1953 season, Spring would make his …

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Mar 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 10 An unusual day for Senators birthdays on this date-one very early Senator and 3 One Game Wonders, all of them born in the 19th century, making the Senators Coffee Shop a busy place this March 10th. Senators Birthdays Eugene Napolean DeMontreville B Mar. 10, 1873 D Feb. 18, 1935 Shortstop  came to the …

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Mar 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 9 Senators Birthdays Jack Eugene Jensen B Mar. 9, 1927 D Jul. 14, 1982 Jackie Jensen, University of California two sport All American, came to the major leagues in 1950. He’d been purchased from the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League after the 1949 season by the New York Yankees. A talented outfielder, …

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Mar 08

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 8 Senators Birthdays John Needles Bentley B Mar. 8, 1895 D Oct. 29, 1969 Debuting with the Senators in September of 1913, pitcher Jack Bentley would spend portions of the next 3 seasons in a Washington uniform. His most active season with the Senators would be 1914 when he’d post a 5-7 record with …

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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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Mar 07

This Date in Washington Senators History – Jeff Burroughs Birthday

March 7 Senators Birthdays Jeffrey Alan Burroughs B Mar. 7, 1951 Still Living A first round draft pick of the Washington Senators in June of 1969, outfielder Jeff Burroughs would get his first taste of the major leagues in July of 1970. Playing 6 games for the Senators, Burroughs would go 2 for 12 with …

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