Feb 19

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 19 Senators Birthdays Walter William Herrell B Feb. 19, 1889 D Jan. 23, 1949 One Game Wonder Walt Herrell would pitch for 2 innings on June 10 of 1911. He’d surrender 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 runs, departing the Senators Coffee Shop with an ERA of 18.00. Walt Herrell career record

Feb 19

Remembering local boy Walt Herrell on his birthday

This morning I read Art Audley’s This Date in Washington Senators History. At first I thought not much happening on this date. Then I read that Walt Herrell, who was born today in 1889, was given only one shot in the major’s back in 1911. For some reason when I see a player that only …

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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 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 17 Senators Birthdays Richard Allen Bosman B Feb. 17, 1944 Still Living Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates before the start of the 1963 season, pitcher Dick Bosman would also pass through the San Francisco Giants organization before being drafted by the Washington Senators in November of 1964. Bosman would make his major league debut …

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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 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 15 1916 With the emergence of Joe Judge at 1B, the Washington Senators sell Chick Gandil to Cleveland for $7,500. Gandil, (See Jan. 19th birthdays.) who played for the Senators from 1912 through 1915 would spend just 1 year in Cleveland and finish his career with the Chicago White Sox from 1917 through 1919. …

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Feb 14

Ted Williams agrees to manage ’69 Senators

Ted Williams

On February 14, 1969 the AP reported that Hall of Fame slugger, Ted Williams has agreed to manage the Washington Senators. From what I could gather Williams agreed to a 5-year contract that would pay him a sizable salary plus shares of the team stock. The exact compensation package could not be verified but it …

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Feb 14

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 14 Senators Birthdays Timothy Joseph Jordan B Feb. 14, 1879 B Sep. 13, 1949 Tim Jordan would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in August of 1901. The 22 year old 1st baseman will play in 10 games for Washington, going 4 for 20 at bat with 1 double, 2 RBI …

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Feb 13

This Date in Washington Senators History – Sam Rice signs with the Indians

February 13 1934 The Cleveland Indians sign future Hall Of Famer Sam Rice. Rice, who played for the Senators from Sam Rice” src=”http://dcbaseballhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sam-Rice1.jpg” width=”215″ height=”300″ />1915 through 1933 and appeared in all 3 of the World Series that the Senators played in, will finish his career with a final season in Cleveland, ending his playing …

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Feb 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

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February 12 Senators Birthdays Leonard Shenoff Randle B Feb. 12, 1949 Still Living Originally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the amateur draft of 1967, Len Randle would not sign with the Cardinals. In June 1970 the Washington Senators would select Randle in the amateur draft. This time he would sign and join the …

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