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Oct 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 29       Senator Managers Jimmy McAleer, 1910-1911 Record as Senator manager: 130-175 .426 Pct. Teams managed 1910: 66-85, .437 Pct., 7th place, 36.5 GB 1911: 64-90, .416 Pct., 7th place, 38.5 GB Unlike his predecessors, Jimmy McAleer was an experienced big league pilot. The Youngstown, OH native was instrumental in the recruitment …

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Oct 28

This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson vs. Christy Mathewson

October 28 1913 Walter Johnson vs. Christy Mathewson. The first and only time the two greats square off. It occurs at South Main Park in Tulsa, OK on a post season barnstorming trip. Unfortunately, it comes under tragic circumstances when the stands collapse, injuring 52 and killing a soldier before the game. Oklahoma governor Lee …

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Oct 27

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 27 Senator Managers Joe Cantillon, 1907-1909 Record as Senators manager: 158-297, .347 Pct. Teams managed: 1907: 49-102, .325 Pct., 8th place 43.5 GB 1908: 67-85, .441 Pct., 7th place, 22.5 GB 1909: 42-110, .276 Pct., 8th place, 56 GB A former saloon operator, AL umpire and minor league manager with Milwaukee of the American …

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Oct 26

This Date in Washington Senators History – Clark Griffith sells his son-in-law

October 26 1910 A rumored trade of Walter Johnson for Ty Cobb headlines The Washington Post. Tigers president Frank Navin denies the rumor saying he would never trade Cobb. Navin, nonetheless, salutes Johnson as “the best pitcher in the country.” 1934 Having lost money this season and owing banks about $125,000, Clark Griffith sells his …

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Oct 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 25 Senators Birthdays John Joseph (Dirty Jack) Doyle B Oct. 25, 1869 D Dec. 31, 1958 Born in Killorglin, Ireland, Jack Doyle would play for 11 different teams, in 3 leagues, during a 17 year career. Another “Senators Short Timer”, Doyle would play in 1564 games, however only 78 of those games were with …

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Oct 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 24 Senator Managers Jake Stahl, 1905-1906 Record as Senators manager: 119-182, .395 Pct. Teams managed: 1905: 64-87, 7th place, .424 Pct., 29.5 GB 1906: 55-95, 7th place, .367 Pct., 37.5 GB During an era where most players, and the general populace for that matter, did not possess a high school education, Jake Stahl was …

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Oct 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 23 Senator Managers Malachi Kittridge and Patsy Donovan, 1904 Kittridge’s record as Senator manager: 1-16, .059 Pct. Teams managed: 1904 1-16, .059 Pct., 8th place, 11 GB Donovan’s record as Senator manager: 37-97, .296 Pct. Teams managed: 1904 37-97, .296 Pct, 8th place, 55.5 GB New part owner and baseball operations head Bill Dwyer …

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Oct 22

This Date in Washington Senators History – First in war, first in peace and last in any league

October 22 First in war, first in peace and last in any league The 1912 edition of the Senators became the first team in franchise history to finish with more wins than losses in a season. But, did you know, they were also the first professional Washington team to ever finish above .500? Here is …

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Oct 21

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 21 Senator Managers Tom Loftus, 1902-1903 Record as Senators manager: 104-169, .381 PCT Teams managed: 1902 61-75, .449 Pct, 6th Place, 22 GB 1903 43-94, .314 Pct, 8th Place, 47.5 GB Tom Loftus was Ban Johnson’s choice to replace Jimmy Manning at the helm of the Nationals. Loftus, in accepting the Washington managerial job, …

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Oct 20

This Date in Washington Senators History – Entertaining offers from other cities

October 20 1959 Entertaining offers from other cities, Calvin Griffith proclaims again that he will not move the Senators from Washington. But, Griffith’s admission that he was impressed by Minnesota officials makes his declaration sound hollow. Other cities still in the hunt for the Senators at this stage are Toronto and Dallas. Senators Birthdays Archibald …

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