Tag Archive: Ryne Duren

Feb 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 22 Senators Birthdays Rinold George Duren, Jr. B Feb. 21, 1929  D Jan. 6, 2011 Almost everyone of a certain age remembers Ryne Duren-the “Coke bottle” glasses, his reputation for wildness and hard throwing and his wild-partying ways. Duren was first signed by the St. Louis Browns before the 1949 season. By the time …

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Feb 22

This Date in Washington Senators History

February 22 Senators Birthdays Rinold George Duren, Jr. B Feb. 21, 1929 Still Living Almost everyone of a certain age remembers Ryne Duren-the “Coke bottle” glasses, his reputation for wildness and hard throwing and his wild-partying ways. Duren was first signed by the St. Louis Browns before the 1949 season. By the time he made …

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Jan 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Little Albie Named ’58 Top Rookie

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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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