Tag: Dutch Leonard

Mar 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 15 1944 In accordance with wartime travel restrictions the Washington Senators train at the University of Maryland. The Senators enter camp with 6 knuckleball pitchers on their spring training roster: Alex Carrasquel, Mickey Haefner, Dutch Leonard, Bill Lefebvre, Johnny Niggleing and Roger Wolff. Haefner, Leonard, Niggeling and Wolff all are selected for the starting …

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Mar 25

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 25 Senators Birthdays Woodson George (Woodie) Held B Mar. 25, 1932 D June 11, 2009 Another “baseball nomad”, utilityman Woodie Held would play for 7 different teams during 14 seasons in a career that spanned 16 years. Only 1 of those seasons would be spent with the Senators. Originally signed by the New York …

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Mar 15

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 15 1944 In accordance with wartime travel restrictions the Washington Senators train at the University of Maryland. The Senators enter camp with 6 knuckleball pitchers on their spring training roster: Alex Carrasquel, Mickey Haefner, Dutch Leonard, Bill Lefebvre, Johnny Niggleing and Roger Wolff. Haefner, Leonard, Niggeling and Wolff all are selected for the starting …

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Jan 17

Growing Up at Griffith Stadium

In keeping with our theme of ‘timeless baseball” I thought it might be of interest to remember some of my childhood days as the son of a major league baseball player. I was very fortunate to have literally “grown up” at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC, where my dad had patrolled the outfield for the …

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