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    The Living Expansion Senators

    Following Cowtipper's lead, here's a list of the living expansion Senators and their ages as of the date of this posting (Edited Feb. 23, 2014, originally posted April 10, 2011).

    As best as I can determine, there are 128 former players who played for Washington's expansion franchise from 1961 through 1971 still alive.

    Minnie Minoso 88 Nov. 29, 1925
    Roy Sievers** 87 Nov. 18, 1926
    Cal Neeman 85 Feb. 18, 1929
    Jimmy Piersall 84 Nov. 14, 1929
    Pete Daley 85 Jan. 14, 1930

    Hobie Landrith 83 Mar. 16, 1930
    Jim Bronstad 83 Jun. 22, 1930
    Pete Burnside 83 Jul. 2, 1930
    Ed Roebuck 82 Jul. 13, 1931
    Joe Cunningham 82 Aug. 27, 1931

    Don Leppert 82 Oct. 19, 1931
    Rudy Hernandez** 83 Dec. 10, 1931
    Bennie Daniels 81 Jun. 17, 1932
    Coot Veal 81 Jul. 9, 1932
    Jim Coates 81 Aug. 4, 1932

    Jim King 81 Aug. 27, 1932
    Marty Kutyna 82 Nov. 14, 1932
    Willie Tasby 82 Jan. 8, 1933
    Joe Hicks 80 Apr. 7, 1933
    Bob Schmidt 80 Apr. 22, 1933

    Joe McClain 80 May 5, 1933
    Ray Ripplemeyer 80 Jul. 9, 1933
    Dave Stenhouse 80 Sep. 12, 1933
    Camilio Pascual** 80 Jan. 20, 1934
    Willie Kirkland 80 Feb. 17, 1934

    Ken Retzer 79 Apr. 30, 1934
    Jim Mahoney 79 May 26, 1934
    Ed Hobaugh 79 Jun. 27, 1934
    Dallas Green 79 Aug. 4, 1934
    Fred Valentine 79 Jan. 19, 1935

    Marty Keough 78 Apr. 14, 1935
    Pedro Ramos** 78 Apr. 28, 1935
    Ken Hamlin 78 May 18, 1935
    Bob Humphreys 78 Aug. 18, 1935
    Chuck Cottier 78 Jan. 8, 1936

    Bob Johnson 77 Mar. 4, 1936
    Carl Mathias 77 Jun. 13, 1936
    Don Lock 77 Jul. 27, 1936
    Frank Howard 77 Aug. 8, 1936
    Doug Camilli 77 Sep. 22, 1936

    Bill Haywood 76 Apr. 21, 1937
    Joe Grzenda 76 Jun. 8, 1937
    Diego Segui 76 Aug. 17, 1937
    Alan Koch 75 Mar. 25, 1938
    Dave Baldwin 75 Mar. 30, 1938

    Ron Hansen 75 Apr. 5, 1938
    Art Quirk 75 Apr. 11, 1938
    John Orsino 75 Apr. 22, 1938
    Mike Brumley 75 Jul. 10, 1938
    Don Wert 75 Jul. 29, 1938

    Dick Lines 75 Aug. 17,1938
    Joe McCabe 75 Aug. 27,1938
    Mike McCormick 75 Sep. 29, 1938
    Bud Zipfel 75 Nov. 18, 1938
    Billy Bryan 75 Dec. 4, 1938

    Frank Kreutzer 75 Feb. 7, 1939
    Bernie Allen 74 Apr. 16, 1939
    Jim Duckworth 74 May 24, 1939
    Dennis Higgins 74 Aug. 4, 1939
    Claude Osteen 74 Aug. 9, 1939

    Carl Bouldin 74 Sep. 17, 1939
    Dick Nen 74 Sep. 24, 1939
    Phil Ortega 74 Oct. 7, 1939
    Lou Klimchock 74 Oct. 15, 1939
    Pete Richert 74 Oct. 29, 1939

    Ron Stillwell 74 Dec. 3, 1939
    Bob Priddy 74 Dec. 10, 1939
    Jim Hannan 74 Jan. 7, 1940
    Pete Craig 73 Jul. 10, 1940
    Hank Allen 73 Jul. 23, 1940

    Bob Chance 73 Sep. 10, 1940
    Cisco Carlos 73 Sep. 17, 1940
    Don Loun 73 Nov. 9, 1940
    Tom McCraw 73 Nov. 21, 1940
    Brant Alyea 73 Dec. 8, 1940

    Tom Brown 73 Dec. 12, 1940
    Steve Jones 72 Apr. 22, 1941
    John Kennedy 72 May 29, 1941
    Bob Saverine 72 Jun. 2, 1941
    Casey Cox 72 Jul. 3, 1941

    Jim French 72 Aug. 13, 1941
    Ken Harrelson 72 Sep. 4, 1941
    Darold Knowles 72 Dec. 9, 1941
    Paul Casanova 72 Dec. 21, 1941
    Tim Cullen 72 Feb. 16, 1942

    Ken McMullen 71 Jun. 1, 1942
    Richie Scheinblum 71 Nov. 5, 1942
    Dick Billings 71 Dec. 4, 1942
    Rick Reichardt 70 Mar. 16, 1943
    Bruce Howard 70 Mar. 23, 1943

    Barry Moore 70 Apr. 3, 1943
    Mike Epstein 70 Apr. 4, 1943
    Frank Fernandez 70 Apr. 16, 1943
    Dick Nold 70 May 4, 1943
    Jackie Brown 70 May 31, 1943

    Al Closter 70 Jun. 15, 1943
    Jim Miles 70 Aug. 8, 1943
    Jim Shellenback 70 Nov. 18, 1943
    Gary Holman 70 Jan. 25, 1944
    Wayne Comer 70 Feb. 3, 1944

    Dick Bosman 70 Feb. 17, 1944
    Denny McLain 69 Mar. 29, 1944
    Dave Nelson 69 Jun. 20, 1944
    Roy Heiser 69 Jun. 22, 1944
    Dick Smith 69 Oct. 15, 1944

    Del Unser 69 Dec. 9, 1944
    Dick Such 68 Mar. 12, 1945
    Horacio Pina 68 Mar. 12, 1945
    Larry Biittner 68 Jul. 27, 1945
    Jan Dukes 68 Aug. 16,1945

    Denny Riddleberger 68 Nov. 22, 1945
    Lenny Randle 68 Feb. 12, 1946
    Bill Denehy 67 May 31, 1946
    Gerry Janeski 67 Apr. 18, 1946
    Tom Ragland 67 Jun. 16, 1946

    Gene Martin 67 Jan. 12, 1947
    Gerry Schoen 67 Jan. 15, 1947
    Joe Coleman 67 Feb. 3, 1947
    Bill Gogolewski 66 Oct. 26, 1947
    Elliott Maddox 66 Dec. 21, 1947

    Tom Grieve 65 Mar. 4, 1948
    Rick Stelmaszek 65 Oct. 8, 1948
    Toby Harrah 65 Oct. 26, 1948
    Mike Thompson 64 Sep. 6, 1949
    Pete Broberg 63 Mar. 2, 1950

    Bill Fahey 63 Jun. 14, 1950
    Jim Mason 63 Aug. 14, 1950
    Jeff Burroughs 62 Mar. 7, 1951

    As always, updates, corrections or comments are welcome.


    Updates:

    Updated Jan. 28, 2013 to reflect the passing of Chuck Hinton on 1/27/2013
    Updated Mar. 22, 2013 to add Dallas Green & Diego Segui.
    Updated Feb. 22, 2014 to reflect the passing of Hector Maestri on 2/21/2014
    Updated Jun. 5, 2014 to reflect the passing of Don Zimmer on 6/4/2014

    I've cross checked with Baseball-Almanac and all of these players are still living according to that reference.

    Any updates, corrections or comments are welcome!
    Last edited by Aa3rt; 06-05-2014 at 09:30 AM. Reason: Updated 6/5/2014 to reflect the passing of Don Zimmer
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Tom Sturdivant is dead. He died 02/28/2009 in Oklahoma City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbxpert View Post
    Tom Sturdivant is dead. He died 02/28/2009 in Oklahoma City.
    I appreciate the information, don't know how I missed that one. I've updated the list.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Just a quick question because I don't know the answer: Were there any players who played finished the season with the 1960 original Senators and then were on the Opening Day 1961 roster for the expansion Senators?
    Rockies fan living in Texas

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    Two pitchers, Rudy Hernandez (Still living) and Hal Woodeshick (Deceased) were selected by the expansion Senators in the draft from the newly relocated Minnesota Twins and appear to have been on the roster with the "new" Senators at the start of the 1961 season.

    Rudy Hernandez career record

    Hal Woodeshick career record

    One other pitcher, Hector Maestri (Still living) has the "distinction" of only appearing in 2 major league games, the first in 1960 with the original Senators on 9/24/1960, the second with the expansion Senators on 9/17/1961. He was also selected in the expansion draft but considering his late season appearance in 1961 I think we can safely assume that he wasn't on the Opening Day roster.

    Hector Maestri career record
    Last edited by Aa3rt; 04-15-2011 at 03:47 PM.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Bobo Osborne died April 15, 2011

    List updated. Larry (Bobo) Osborne finished a 6 year major league career by playing in 125 games for the 1963 Senators.

    "Bobo" Osborne career record
    Last edited by Aa3rt; 04-16-2011 at 08:39 PM.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    My "namesake," Bob Saverine, turned 70 earlier this month. Last July I went up to Camden Yards (my first game there since the Nats came to DC) and was pleasantly surprised to discover the "Orioles Alumni"pregame autograph series. The three former O's that evening were Paul Blair, Wally Bunker and ex-Senator Fred Valentine! I had a nice little chat with Fred (a very gracious guy, BTW, and he seems to be in great shape) and asked him if he'd seen Saverine in recent years. He said he hadn't -- apparently the former Senators have some get-togethers but Bob hasn't shown up. I hope he's happy and in good health.

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    Don Mincher dead at 73 years of age.

    I'm sad to report that one of my favorite Senators, Don Mincher, died March 4th of 2012.

    Don Mincher obituary
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aa3rt View Post
    I'm sad to report that one of my favorite Senators, Don Mincher, died March 4th of 2012.

    Don Mincher obituary
    I'm sorry to hear that too. I'm glad he got to play in a World Series with Oakland. I guess he also played with the Twins in the 1965 series?

    T.

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    There's a nice tribute to Mincher here too: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb

    T.

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    List updated to reflect the passing of Ed Stroud on July 2, 2012.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    The Living Expansion Senators (Updated for 2014)

    I thought it about time to update this list, at least the ages. As of this report (Feb. 22, 2014) there are 129 living expansion Senators as best as I can determine.

    Minnie Minoso 88 Nov. 29, 1925
    Roy Sievers** 87 Nov. 18, 1926
    Cal Neeman 85 Feb. 18, 1929
    Jimmy Piersall 84 Nov. 14, 1929
    Pete Daley 85 Jan. 14, 1930

    Hobie Landrith 83 Mar. 16, 1930
    Jim Bronstad 83 Jun. 22, 1930
    Pete Burnside 83 Jul. 2, 1930
    Don Zimmer 84 Jan. 17, 1931
    Ed Roebuck 82 Jul. 13, 1931

    Joe Cunningham 82 Aug. 27, 1931
    Don Leppert 82 Oct. 19, 1931
    Rudy Hernandez** 83 Dec. 10, 1931
    Bennie Daniels 81 Jun. 17, 1932
    Coot Veal 81 Jul. 9, 1932

    Jim Coates 81 Aug. 4, 1932
    Jim King 81 Aug. 27, 1932
    Marty Kutyna 82 Nov. 14, 1932
    Willie Tasby 82 Jan. 8, 1933
    Joe Hicks 80 Apr. 7, 1933

    Bob Schmidt 80 Apr. 22, 1933
    Joe McClain 80 May 5, 1933
    Ray Ripplemeyer 80 Jul. 9, 1933
    Dave Stenhouse 80 Sep. 12, 1933
    Camilio Pascual** 80 Jan. 20, 1934

    Willie Kirkland 80 Feb. 17, 1934
    Ken Retzer 79 Apr. 30, 1934
    Jim Mahoney 79 May 26, 1934
    Ed Hobaugh 79 Jun. 27, 1934
    Dallas Green 79 Aug. 4, 1934

    Fred Valentine 79 Jan. 19, 1935
    Marty Keough 78 Apr. 14, 1935
    Pedro Ramos** 78 Apr. 28, 1935
    Ken Hamlin 78 May 18, 1935
    Bob Humphreys 78 Aug. 18, 1935

    Chuck Cottier 78 Jan. 8, 1936
    Bob Johnson 77 Mar. 4, 1936
    Carl Mathias 77 Jun. 13, 1936
    Don Lock 77 Jul. 27, 1936
    Frank Howard 77 Aug. 8, 1936

    Doug Camilli 77 Sep. 22, 1936
    Bill Haywood 76 Apr. 21, 1937
    Joe Grzenda 76 Jun. 8, 1937
    Diego Segui 76 Aug. 17, 1937
    Alan Koch 75 Mar. 25, 1938

    Dave Baldwin 75 Mar. 30, 1938
    Ron Hansen 75 Apr. 5, 1938
    Art Quirk 75 Apr. 11, 1938
    John Orsino 75 Apr. 22, 1938
    Mike Brumley 75 Jul. 10, 1938

    Don Wert 75 Jul. 29, 1938
    Dick Lines 75 Aug. 17,1938
    Joe McCabe 75 Aug. 27,1938
    Mike McCormick 75 Sep. 29, 1938
    Bud Zipfel 75 Nov. 18, 1938

    Billy Bryan 75 Dec. 4, 1938
    Frank Kreutzer 75 Feb. 7, 1939
    Bernie Allen 74 Apr. 16, 1939
    Jim Duckworth 74 May 24, 1939
    Dennis Higgins 74 Aug. 4, 1939

    Claude Osteen 74 Aug. 9, 1939
    Carl Bouldin 74 Sep. 17, 1939
    Dick Nen 74 Sep. 24, 1939
    Phil Ortega 74 Oct. 7, 1939
    Lou Klimchock 74 Oct. 15, 1939

    Pete Richert 74 Oct. 29, 1939
    Ron Stillwell 74 Dec. 3, 1939
    Bob Priddy 74 Dec. 10, 1939
    Jim Hannan 74 Jan. 7, 1940
    Pete Craig 73 Jul. 10, 1940

    Hank Allen 73 Jul. 23, 1940
    Bob Chance 73 Sep. 10, 1940
    Cisco Carlos 73 Sep. 17, 1940
    Don Loun 73 Nov. 9, 1940
    Tom McCraw 73 Nov. 21, 1940

    Brant Alyea 73 Dec. 8, 1940
    Tom Brown 73 Dec. 12, 1940
    Steve Jones 72 Apr. 22, 1941
    John Kennedy 72 May 29, 1941
    Bob Saverine 72 Jun. 2, 1941

    Casey Cox 72 Jul. 3, 1941
    Jim French 72 Aug. 13, 1941
    Ken Harrelson 72 Sep. 4, 1941
    Darold Knowles 72 Dec. 9, 1941
    Paul Casanova 72 Dec. 21, 1941

    Tim Cullen 72 Feb. 16, 1942
    Ken McMullen 71 Jun. 1, 1942
    Richie Scheinblum 71 Nov. 5, 1942
    Dick Billings 71 Dec. 4, 1942
    Rick Reichardt 70 Mar. 16, 1943

    Bruce Howard 70 Mar. 23, 1943
    Barry Moore 70 Apr. 3, 1943
    Mike Epstein 70 Apr. 4, 1943
    Frank Fernandez 70 Apr. 16, 1943
    Dick Nold 70 May 4, 1943

    Jackie Brown 70 May 31, 1943
    Al Closter 70 Jun. 15, 1943
    Jim Miles 70 Aug. 8, 1943
    Jim Shellenback 70 Nov. 18, 1943
    Gary Holman 70 Jan. 25, 1944

    Wayne Comer 70 Feb. 3, 1944
    Dick Bosman 70 Feb. 17, 1944
    Denny McLain 69 Mar. 29, 1944
    Dave Nelson 69 Jun. 20, 1944
    Roy Heiser 69 Jun. 22, 1944

    Dick Smith 69 Oct. 15, 1944
    Del Unser 69 Dec. 9, 1944
    Dick Such 68 Mar. 12, 1945
    Horacio Pina 68 Mar. 12, 1945
    Larry Biittner 68 Jul. 27, 1945

    Jan Dukes 68 Aug. 16,1945
    Denny Riddleberger 68 Nov. 22, 1945
    Lenny Randle 68 Feb. 12, 1946
    Bill Denehy 67 May 31, 1946
    Gerry Janeski 67 Apr. 18, 1946

    Tom Ragland 67 Jun. 16, 1946
    Gene Martin 67 Jan. 12, 1947
    Gerry Schoen 67 Jan. 15, 1947
    Joe Coleman 67 Feb. 3, 1947
    Bill Gogolewski 66 Oct. 26, 1947

    Elliott Maddox 66 Dec. 21, 1947
    Tom Grieve 65 Mar. 4, 1948
    Rick Stelmaszek 65 Oct. 8, 1948
    Toby Harrah 65 Oct. 26, 1948
    Mike Thompson 64 Sep. 6, 1949

    Pete Broberg 63 Mar. 2, 1950
    Bill Fahey 63 Jun. 14, 1950
    Jim Mason 63 Aug. 14, 1950
    Jeff Burroughs 62 Mar. 7, 1951

    As always, updates, corrections or comments are welcome.


    Updates:

    Updated Jan. 28, 2013 to reflect the passing of Chuck Hinton on 1/27/2013
    Updated Mar. 22, 2013 to add Dallas Green & Diego Segui.
    Updated Feb. 22, 2014 to reflect the passing of Hector Maestri on 2/21/2014
    Last edited by Aa3rt; 02-23-2014 at 07:07 AM. Reason: 2/23/2014 Updated ages as of this date, removed Hector Maestri
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    2 more for the list

    Hi,

    Stumbled across this list earlier this week. Unless there is something I do not know about Dallas Green and Diego Segui should be part of this list.

    Dallas Green 78 Aug 4, 1934 (1965)

    Diego Segui 75 Aug 17, 1937 (1966)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemruss View Post
    Hi,

    Stumbled across this list earlier this week. Unless there is something I do not know about Dallas Green and Diego Segui should be part of this list.

    Dallas Green 78 Aug 4, 1934 (1965)

    Diego Segui 75 Aug 17, 1937 (1966)
    Gemruss-Many thanks for pointing out these omissions! I really appreciate your input! The list has been updated with both Green and Segui added. Thanks again!
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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