Tag: Lenny Green

Apr 21

This Date in Washington Senators History – Berg extends errorless streak to 117 games

April 21 1934 Senators receiver Morris (Moe) Berg extends his errorless streak to 117 games, setting a new American League record for catchers. 1961 “Old vs. New” Major league baseball debuts in Minnesota with the expansion Senators facing the Minnesota Twins, last year’s Washington Senators. The new guys win it, 5-3. Joe McClain ups his …

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Jan 07

Little Albie Named ’58 Top Rookie

January 7, 1959 The AP reported that Little Albie Pearson of the Washington Senators was named American League 1958 rookie of the year by an overwhelming margin. The Senators’ 23 year-old center fielder ended the ’58 season with a .275 batting average he also hit 25 doubles and 5 triples in 530 at bats. For …

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Jan 23

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 23 1958 –  Another poor trade for the Senators as they exchange shortstop Pete Runnels to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Albie Pearson and first baseman Norm Zauchin. Runnels will win two batting titles, in 1960 and 1962, having missed a third title by six points in 1958. Pearson will play in just …

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