Tag: George Sisler

Mar 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 24 Senators Birthdays Augustin Joseph (Gus) Dugas B Mar. 24, 1907 D Apr. 14, 1997 Outfielder, and occasional 1st baseman, Gus Dugas played for 4 seasons with 3 different teams, appearing in a grand total of 125 games. Beginning his short tour of the major leagues in 1930 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dugas would …

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Jul 23

When the Stars (and so Much Else) Came to Washington

So many years have passed since the nation’s capital last hosted baseball’s All-Star game that most people have forgotten the unique, unforgettable events that took place before and during the 1969 midsummer classic as well as one of the many fiascos one Robert E. Short committed during his sad, incompetent tenure as the Washington Senators’ …

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Mar 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

March 24 Senators Birthdays Augustin Joseph (Gus) Dugas B Mar. 24, 1907 D Apr. 14, 1997 Outfielder, and occasional 1st baseman, Gus Dugas played for 4 seasons with 3 different teams, appearing in a grand total of 125 games. Beginning his short tour of the major leagues in 1930 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dugas would …

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Dec 14

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – George Sisler’s contract is purchased by the Senators

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December 14, 1928 The Washington Senators purchased George Sisler’s contract for $25,000 from the St. Louis Browns. The veteran 35 year-old first baseman will play in 20 games for the Senators before the team sold his contract to the Boston Braves for only $7,500 on May 27, 1928. For  Sisler the move to Boston was …

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