Dec 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – Expansion Senators make their first trade

December 16 1960 Just 2 days after the expansion draft, the expansion Senators make their first trade, shipping newly acquired pitcher Bobby Schantz to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Harry Bright, Bennie Daniels and R. C. Stevens. Senators Birthdays Barbra O’Neil Chrisley B Dec. 16, 1931 D May 18, 2013 Signed by the Boston …

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Dec 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday to 94 year old Eddie Robinson

December 15 1909 The New York Highlanders sell Kid Eberfeld to the Washington Senators for $5,000. Senators Birthdays William Edward Robinson B Dec. 15, 1920 Still Living I’ve always wondered if any player ever played for all of the franchises in one league during his career. Eddie Robinson gets the “Close but no cigar” award, …

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Dec 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – The Expansion Senators

December 14 December 14, 1948 The Washington Senators trade pitcher Early Wynn and 1st baseman James “Mickey” Vernon to the Cleveland Indians for 1st baseman Eddie Robinson and pitchers Joe Haynes and Eddie Klieman. December 14, 1960 The “new” Washington Senators and their tag-team partner, the Los Angeles Angels take part in the first ever …

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Dec 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 13 Senators Birthdays William Lee Everitt B Dec. 13, 1868 D Jan. 19, 1938 Bill Everitt began his major league career way back in April of 1895 with the Chicago National League franchise then known as the Colts. Playing in 133 games his first season, Everitt would hit .358. Everitt would remain in Chicago …

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Dec 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 12 Senators Birthdays Thomas William Brown B Dec. 12, 1940 Still Living Single Season Senator Tom Brown would play in 61 games for the 1963 Senators at 1st base, hitting .147 with 4 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. He’d have much more success after baseball as a professional football player with the …

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Dec 11

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 11 Senators Birthdays Merrill Russell (Merl) Combs B Dec. 11, 1919 D Jul. 8, 1981 Signed by the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 1941 season, infielder Merl Combs would finally make it to the major leagues in September of 1947. Playing in 17 games that year, Combs would hit .221 in …

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Dec 10

This Date in Washington Senators History – Goodbye to the Big Train

December 10 Goodbye to the “Big Train”. Walter Johnson, one of the inaugural inductees to the Baseball Hall Of Fame, dies in Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. The 59 year old Johnson had been ailing for 6 months with a brain tumor. In 21 years in the major leagues, all with the Washington Senators, Johnson …

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Dec 10

Walter Johnson – Gone But Not Forgotten

On this day in 1946, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Perry Johnson succumbs to a brain tumor. The 59 year-old Johnson was diagnosed with the brain tumor eight months earlier when he traveled from his farm in Germantown to the Georgetown University Hospital complaining of severe headaches. The news about Johnson’s death was not a …

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Dec 08

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday Ed Brinkman

December 8 Senators Birthdays Garrabrant Ryerson Alyea B Dec. 8, 1940 Still Living Originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds prior to the 1962 season, Brant Alyea would be drafted by the expansion Senators in the fall of that year. Making a number of stops in the Senators organization, Alyea would get his first taste of …

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Dec 07

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 7 Senators Birthdays Richard Edward Donovan B Dec. 7, 1927 D Jan. 6, 1997 Pitcher Dick Donovan would get a slow start in the major leagues. Signed by the Boston Braves before the 1947 season, Donovan would make brief appearances with the Braves in 1950, 51 & 52, appearing in a total of 25 …

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