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Feb 21

3rd Annual D.C. Baseball History Winter Meeting – Canceled

We will reschedule. 3rd Annual D.C. Baseball History Winter Meeting D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present: The 3rd Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 21, 2015 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-8111 Special Guest: Judge Stanley Harris, son of former Washington manager and Hall-of-Famer, …

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Feb 18

This Date in Washington Senators History – Coan is traded for Sievers

February 18 1954 The Washington Senators trade Gil Coan to the Baltimore Orioles for Roy Sievers. Senators Birthdays George Anthony Mogridge B Feb. 18, 1889 D Mar. 4, 1962 Pitcher George Mogridge would make his big league debut with the Chicago White Sox in mid-August of 1911. Mogridge would post an 0-2 mark in 4 …

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Feb 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 16 Senators Birthdays Timothy Leo Cullen B Feb. 16, 1942 Still Living Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1964 season, infielder Tim Cullen would be drafted by the Senators after the 1964 season ended. Cullen would make his big league debut with Washington in early August of 1966. …

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Feb 07

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 7 Senators Birthdays Baldomero (Mel) Almada B Feb. 7, 1913 D Aug. 13, 1988 Mexican born outfielder Mel Almada made his way to the major leagues in September of 1933, first playing for the Boston Red Sox. Almada’s first full season of play would be 1935, when he’d hit .290 in 151 games. Traded …

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Feb 05

Jud Smith

Jud Smith

Jud Smith Jud Smith was born 13 January 1869 in Green Oak, Michigan. He attended Ohio State, making him one of the few college educated players of his era. What follows is the September 1887 review of him by Sporting Life. Judson G. Smith, Washington’s new third baseman, has been a professional since 1890, when …

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Feb 02

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 2 Senators Birthdays Wesley Cheek Ferrell B Feb. 2, 1908 D Dec. 9, 1976 Pitcher Wes Ferrell would have a rather inauspicious start in the majors, pitching in 1 inning for the Cleveland Indians in early September of 1927, giving up 2 walks, 3 hits and 3 runs, finishing the season with a 27.00 …

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Jan 30

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 30 Senators Birthdays Maurice Charles (Mickey) Harris B Jan. 30, 1917 D Apr. 15, 1971 Signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1938 season, pitcher Mickey Harris would make his big league debut in April of 1940. Harris would post a 4-2 record in 13 games during his rookie season …

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Jan 26

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 26 Senators Birthdays Eli Eldo Cates B Jan. 26, 1877 D May 29, 1964 Single Season Senator Eli Cates would play in 22 games with the 1908 Senators, pitching in 19 and filling in at 2nd base for another 3. Cates would post a 4-8 record with a 2.51 ERA. Eli Cates career record …

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Jan 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 9 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Conroy B Jan. 9, 1899 D Jan. 23, 1970 Senators Short Timer Bill Conroy played in 18 games with the 1923 Senators at 1st and 3rd base. He’d depart the scene with a lifetime .133 batting average. Bill Conroy career record Leroy Louis Dietzel B Jan. 9, 1931 Still …

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Jan 06

The Mysterious Death of Thomas Noyes

During the past week local social, business and base ball circles were shocked by the publication of a story to the effect that the late President Thomas O. Noyes, of the Washington Club was not a victim of pneumonia, as had been stated, but that his death was due to violence, either by way of …

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