Jan 17

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 17 Senators Birthdays Roy Arthur Grover B Jan. 17, 1892 D Feb. 7, 1978 Roy Grover began his brief major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics in mid-September of 1916. A 2nd baseman, Grover would play in 20 games his first season, hitting .274. Back with the A’s in 1917, Grover would have a …

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Jan 16

This Date in Washington Senators History – Flood Files Civil Lawsuit

January 16 1970 Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws. Senators Birthdays Robert Allen Baird B Jan. 16, 1940 D …

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Jan 15

This Date in Washington Senators History – Senators trade Peckinpaugh

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January 15 1927 The Washington Senators trade shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Leo Mangum and Sloppy Thurston. Peckinpaugh, who’s major league career began in 1910 with the Cleveland Naps, spent the 1922-1926 seasons in Washington, including the World Championship season of 1924 and on the pennant winning team of 1925. …

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Jan 14

This Date in Washington Senators History – Clyde Milan is named the new manager

January 14 1922 Longtime Senators outfielder Clyde Milan is named the new manager for the upcoming season. Milan, who has been an outfielder with the team since 1907, spends the 1922 season as a player/manager, guiding the team to a 6th place finish with a 69-85 record. This would mark Milan’s last season as a …

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Jan 13

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 13 Senators Birthdays Fred William Schulte B Jan. 13, 1901 D May 20, 1983 Fred Schulte would debut with the St. Louis Browns as a 26 year old rookie outfielder in April of 1927. Playing in 60 games his inaugural season, Schulte would hit an impressive .317. Schulte would remain with the Browns through …

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Jan 12

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 12 Senators Birthdays George Edward Browne B Jan. 12, 1876 D Dec. 9, 1920 Once again we have another long time major leaguer who spent a relatively short time in a Senators uniform. In today’s example, outfielder George Browne would spend 12 seasons in the majors, playing in 1102 games for 7 different teams …

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Jan 11

This Date in Washington Senators History – Happy Birthday General

January 11 Senators Birthdays Alvin Floyd (General) Crowder B Jan. 11, 1899 D Apr. 3, 1972 Alvin Crowder arrived on the major league scene as a 27 year old rookie with the Washington Senators in late July of 1926. Appearing in 19 games that first half season, Crowder would post a 7-4 record with a …

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Jan 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 10 Senators Birthdays Joseph Earl Von Ohl (Played as “Joe Ohl“) B Jan. 10, 1888 D Dec. 18, 1951 Senators Short Timer Joe Ohl would spend 8 days on the Senators roster in 1909. Pitching in 4 games, he’d depart in early August with a 2.08 ERA. Joe Ohl career record

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 09

No raise for Hondo

Frank Howard

After belting 36 home runs for the Senators in 1967, Frank Howard found himself spending most of the off-season negotiating a new contract with Senators’ General Manager George Selkirk. The Washington Post reported on January 9, 1968 that Senators’ GM Selkirk told Howard that he will not be receiving a raise in 1968.  In early …

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