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    December 24

    Senators Birthdays

    A trio of birthdays to report on this Christmas Eve-two "Senators Short Timers" and a "One Game Wonder" who collectively account for 25 games played in a Washington uniform are all we find in our Christmas stocking...

    Gregorio Evelio Hernandez B Dec. 24, 1931 Still Living

    Evelio Hernandez, another pitcher hailing from Cuba, made his debut with the Senators in mid-September of 1956. Pitching in 4 games, he'd compile a 1-1 record with a 4.76 ERA.

    Returning with the Senators in 1957, Hernandez would pitch in 14 games, making his last appearance in late June.

    Evelio Hernandez career record

    Owen Franklin Scheetz B Dec. 24, 1913 D Sep. 28, 1994

    Single Season Senator Owen Scheetz would be on the Senators roster for 18 days in April and May of 1943. Pitching in 6 games, he'd give up 7 runs in 9 innings.

    Owen Scheetz career record

    Frank Adam Trechock B Dec. 24, 1915 D Jan. 16, 1989

    One Game Wonder Frank Trechock would have his cup of coffee with the Senators on September 19th of 1937. Playing shortstop, he'd go 2 for 4 at the plate but would also commit 2 errors, giving him a BA of .500 and a fielding percentage of .750.

    Frank Trechock career record
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    "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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    December 25

    We tiptoe down the stairs and find 6 more players under the Senators' Christmas Tree this morning. Without further ado, we tear off the wrappings and introduce the following...

    Emile Deering (Red) Barnes B Dec. 25, 1904 D Jul. 3, 1959

    Outfielder Red Barnes would play in 3 games late in the 1927 season in his major league debut with the Senators.

    Back in 1928, Barnes would hit .305 in 114 games, the best season of his career. He'd slip to an even .200 in 72 games in 1929 as his playing time diminished commensurate with his BA.

    After 12 games in 1930, hitting just .167, Barnes would be traded to the Chicago White Sox for Dave Harris. Barnes would finish the season, and his career, hitting .248 in 85 games for the Pale Hose.

    "Red" Barnes career record

    Lloyd Andrew Brown B Dec. 25, 1904 D Jan. 14, 1974

    Lloyd Brown would first appear in the majors with the 1925 Brooklyn Dodgers. Pitching in 17 games, Brown would post an 0-3 record with a 4.12 ERA.

    Out of the majors until 1928, Brown would re-emerge with the Washington Senators, going 4-4 in 27 games.

    Brown would remain with the Senators through 1932, his best season being 1930 when he'd go 16-12 with a 4.25 ERA.

    Traded after the 1932 season, Brown, along with Carl Reynolds, Sam West and $20,000 would head west for employ with the St. Louis Browns in exchange for Goose Goslin, Fred Schulte and Lefty Stewart.

    Brown would pitch in just 8 games for the Browns before he was on the move again, traded this time to the Boston Red Sox where he'd finish the 1933 season.

    Traded again after the season, Brown would spend 1934 through 1937 in the uniform of the Cleveland Indians.

    Brown would show up again in 1940, pitching in 18 games for the Philadelphia Phillies, ending his major league career.

    Lloyd Brown career record

    William Benjamin Chapman B Apr. 15, 1930 D Jul. 7, 1993

    Ben Chapman began his major league journey in 1930 with the New York Yankees. Before it was all over Chapman would play in 1717 games with 7 different teams, including 2 stints with the Senators.

    Chapman started his rookie season of 1930 playing 2nd and 3rd base, hitting .316 in 138 games. Shifted to the outfield for the 1931 season, Chapman would hit .315. He'd remain in Yankee pinstripes through mid-June of 1936 when he was traded to the Washington Senators for Jake Powell.

    Playing in 97 games for the Senators in 1936, Chapman would respond by hitting .332. He'd start the 1937 season with the Senators but after appearing in 35 games, his average would drop to .262 and he'd be traded again, this time to the Boston Red Sox along with the well-travelled Bobo Newsom for Mel Almada and brothers Rick and Wes Ferrell.

    Once again, Chapman would respond to the change in scenery by hitting .340 for Boston the remainder of the season.

    Chapman would remain in Boston for the 1938 campaign but would be on the move again, traded to the Cleveland Indians where he'd spend 1939 and 1940.

    After the 1940 season, Chapman would find himself headed to familiar territory as he was traded once again, this time back to the Senators for Joe Krakauskas. After 28 games in a Washington uniform, Chapman would be released in late May and signed by the Chicago White Sox 3 days later where he'd finish the 1941 season.

    Out of the majors until 1944, Chapman would return as a 35 year old pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He'd post a 5-3 record with a 3.40 ERA for Brooklyn. Chapman would begin the 1945 season in Brooklyn, going 3-3 but would see his ERA rise to 5.79 when he was traded one last time in mid-June to the Philadelphia Phillies. Chapman would be listed as a player manager in 1945 & 1946 and would continue to manage the Phillies through 1948.

    An offensive threat, Chapman would lead the AL in triples with 13 in 1934. He'd lead the AL in stolen bases in 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1937 but would also lead the league in times caught stealing from 1931 through 1934.

    Chapman would be named to the American League All Star teams from 1933 through 1936 and would hit .294 in the 1932 World Series while with the New York Yankees.

    Ben Chapman career record

    Francis Rogers Ellerbe B Dec. 25, 1895 D Jul. 8, 1988

    Frank Ellerbe, primarily a 3rd baseman during his 6 year career, would debut with the Washington Senators in late August of 1919. Playing in 28 games, he'd hit .276 in his first abbreviated season.

    Back with the Senators in 1920, Ellerbe would play in 101 games, hitting .292.

    Ellerbe would start 1921 with Washington, but after 10 games he'd be on the move, traded to the St. Louis Browns for Earl Smith. He'd remain with the Browns through June of 1924 when he'd be purchased by the Cleveland Indians, finishing the season, and his career with the Tribe.

    Frank Ellerbe career record

    William J. (Barry) McCormick B Dec. 25, 1874 D Jan. 28, 1956

    Infielder Barry McCormick began his major league career with the Louisville Colonels when that team had major league status back in 1895. After just 3 games in Louisville, McCormick would start the 1896 season with the Chicago National League franchise, then known as the Orphans, where he'd play through 1901.

    McCormick would jump to the St. Louis Browns in 1902. He'd play in St. Louis through mid-July of 1903 when he was traded to the Washington Senators for Joe Martin.

    McCormick would finish the 1903 season in Washington, hitting .215 in 63 games. His career would come to an end in 1904 when he'd appear in 113 games for Washington, hitting .218, his last major league appearance coming in late August.

    "Barry" McCormick career record

    Joseph J. Quinn B Dec. 25, 1864 D Nov. 12, 1940

    Joe Quinn, a native of Sydney, Australia, somehow made his way to the United States and picked up the American game of baseball at an early age, debuting as a 19 year old with the St. Louis Maroons of the old Union Association in 1884.

    In 1885 the Maroons joined the National League and Quinn would remain on the roster playing in 97 games. He'd play in another 75 games in 1886.

    Out of the majors in 1887, Quinn would be back in 1888 with Boston where he'd also play in 1889.

    1890 would find Quinn still in Boston, but on the roster of the team in the Player's League.
    He'd be back with the National League team in 1891 where he'd remain through 1892.

    In 1893 he was back in St. Louis where he'd play until 1896 when, after 48 games, he'd head east to Brooklyn. Remaining in Brooklyn in 1897, he'd appear in just 12 games in 1898 when he'd be on the move again, back to St. Louis where he'd play in 103 games.

    1899 would find Quinn in Cleveland and 1900 would find him starting the season in Cincinnati, playing in 74 games before he was headed back to St. Louis for 22 games.

    All of this brings us to 1901, the first year of the newly-formed American League. Quinn would cap off his career by playing in 66 games for the Washington Senators, hitting .252, his last game coming in late July of 1901.

    Joe Quinn career record

    As a postscript, allow me to wish all who are following this thread a very Merry Christmas!!!
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    "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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    December 26

    Dec. 26th is marked as "Boxing Day", primarily in Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. A tradition of Boxing Day is to make donations to the poor.

    It might be suggested that for the majority of their existence both Washington Senators franchises were some of those unfortunates who would benefit from Boxing Day donations.

    The Senators donations come in the form of 2 Short Timers and one player who actually remained in a Senators uniform for 8 seasons.

    Frank Ellsworth (Jerry) Freeman B Dec. 26, 1879 D Sep. 30, 1952

    1st baseman Jerry Freeman debuted with the Senators in mid-April of 1908. Playing in 154 games his rookie season, Freeman would hit .252 with 15 doubles, 5 triples, 1 home run, scoring 54 runs and being credited with 54 RBI's as well.

    Freeman would return with the Senators in 1909 but would see his BA drop to .167 in 19 games. He'd make his last major league appearance in late May.

    "Jerry" Freeman career record

    John Mark Henry B Dec. 26, 1889 D Nov. 24, 1941

    Not the John Henry of steam drill fame noted in American folklore and song, this John Henry was a catcher/1st baseman, debuting with the Senators in early July of 1910. Henry would hit a measly .149 in 29 games his first season but would remain on the Senators roster through 1917. The only season where he'd play in over 100 games would be 1916 and he'd respond by having the best season of his career at the plate, hitting .249 in 117 games.

    Purchased by the Boston Braves, Henry would play in 43 games for Boston in 1918, his last major league appearance coming in mid-August.

    John Henry career record

    John Burnette (Bonnie) Hollingsworth B Dec. 26, 1895 D Jan. 4, 1990

    Bonnie Hollingsworth would enter the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in late May of 1922. A pitcher, Hollingsworth would appear in 9 games, leaving the Bucco roster with a 7.90 ERA.

    Hollingsworth would make his way east for the 1923 season, joining the Washington Senators. Pitching in 17 games, the most active season of his career, Hollingsworth would go 3-7 with a 4.09 ERA, also a career best.

    After the season, he'd be traded to the Brooklyn franchise, then known as the Robins for Bert Griffith. Hollingsworth would pitch in just 3 games for Brooklyn, leaving with a 1-0 mark and an ERA of 6.23.

    Hollingsworth would be out of the major leagues for the next few seasons but would return in 1928 with the Boston Braves where he'd go 0-2 in 7 games, his last major league appearance coming in mid-July.

    "Bonnie" Hollingsworth career record

    Honorable Mention Carlton (Pudge) Fisk B Dec. 26, 1947 Still Living

    No, Carlton Fisk never played FOR the Senators. However, the Hall Of Fame catcher, who debuted in 1969 with the Boston Red Sox, holds the distinction of being the last active major leaguer to have played AGAINST the Senators during his career.

    After the Senators departure to Texas in 1971 I chose the Boston Red Sox as the franchise I would follow, never buying the Washington media's attempts to shove the Baltimore Orioles at us as "our" team. As Fisk's career continued, I followed his exploits in Boston and later with the White Sox, as to me, he represented a last connection to the much-missed Senators. I hated to see him retire after the 1993 season as the connection had been broken.

    Happy Birthday Carlton and thanks for the memories!
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    December 27

    The stork is grounded today-whether by bad weather or exhaustion after a very busy couple of weeks we don't know.

    What we do know is that there are NO Senators birthdays to report on December 27th.
    "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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    December 28

    1944 Former Senators 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for precision flying over the Burma War Theatre.

    1967 Chairman of the Board James M. Johnston dies in Washington, DC.

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    Auerlio Ituarte Rodriguez, Jr. B Dec. 28, 1947 D Sep. 23, 2000

    Once again we present a long time (17 seasons) major leaguer who played 2017 games with just 142 coming in a Senators uniform.

    Aurelio Rodriguez, primarily a 3rd baseman, began his major league career with the California Angels in 1967. Rodriguez would play in 29 games that first season, hitting .238.

    Back with the Angels in 1968, Rodriguez would play in 76 games and follow that up by appearing in 159 games in both 1969 and 1970.

    After 17 games in 1971, Rodriguez would be traded along with Rick Reichardt to the Senators for Ken McMullen. Rodriguez would play in 142 games for Washington, hitting .247.

    After the 1970 season, Rodriguez would be a part of the ill-fated (for Washington) trade that would send Ed Brinkman, Joe Coleman, Jim Hannan and Rodriguez to Detroit for Elliott Maddox, Denny McLain, Norm McRae and Don Wert.

    Rodriguez would play with the Tigers from 1971 through 1979, one of his most successful seasons being 1978 when he'd hit .265.

    Rodriguez would be purchased by the San Diego Padres where he'd start the 1980 season. After 89 games, Rodriguez would be purchased by the New York Yankees where he'd finish the 1980 season and play in just 27 games in 1981.

    Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in November of 1981, Rodriguez would never play for the Jays, being traded once again before the start of the 1982 season to the Chicago White Sox.

    Rodriguez would play for the White Sox in 1982, be granted free agency after the season and signed by the Baltimore Orioles. After 45 games in an O's uniform Rodriguez would be released in mid-August, signed by the White Sox approximately 2 weeks later where he'd finish the season and his career.

    Rodriguez would win a Gold Glove in 1976 and experience post-season play in the ALCS in 1972, 1980, 1981 and 1983 and the World Series of 1981.

    Aurelio Rodriguez career record
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    "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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    December 29

    1970 The New York Times reports that Curt Flood will sue major league baseball and challenge the reserve clause. Flood would make his way back to the major leagues for 20 games as a Senator in 1971, his last stint in the major leagues.

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    Thomas Herbert Upton B Dec. 29, 1926 D Mar. 24, 2008

    Originally signed by the New York Yankees before the 1944 season, infielder Tom Upton would be drafted by the St. Louis Browns after the 1949 season and would debut in the majors in mid-April of 1950.

    Appearing in 124 games his first season, Upton would hit .237. With the Browns in 1951, Upton only made it into 52 games as his batting average would drop to .167.

    After the 1951 season, Upton would be part of a multi-player trade that would send him to the White Sox. He'd be traded again the same day to the Washington Senators for Sam Dente.

    Upton would appear in 5 games in a Senators uniform, going 0-5 at bat with 1 walk and 1 run scored, his last appearance coming in late April.

    A few days later Upton would be headed back to the New York Yankees along with Irv Noren in exchange for Jackie Jensen, Spec Shea, Jerry Snyder and Archie Wilson. However, Upton would never crack the Yankees lineup.

    Tom Upton career record
    "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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    December 30

    1960 The expansion Senators choose Pompano Beach, Florida to be their spring training site.

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    Thomas Francis Connolly B Dec. 30, 1892 D May 14, 1966

    Single Season Senator Tom Connolly would play in 50 games in a Washington uniform in 1915. Splitting his playing time between 3rd base and the outfield, with a few games at shortstop thrown in for good measure, Connolly would hit .184 in 141 AB.

    Tom Connolly career record

    Raymond Lee Prim B Dec. 30, 1906 D Apr. 29, 1995

    Pitcher Ray Prim would debut with the pennant winning Senators of 1933, posting an 0-1 record in 2 games with a 3.14 ERA.

    Prim would be back with the Senators in 1934 but would only pitch in 8 games posting an 0-2 record, his ERA swelling to 6.75.

    In May of 1935, Prim was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, along with Tommy Thomas and cash for Snipe Hansen. Prim would go 3-4 in 29 games for the Phillies, disappearing from the major leagues until 1943 when he'd return with the Chicago Cubs.

    Prim would go 4-3 in 1943. Out of the majors again in 1944, Prim would return to the Cubs in 1945, having his most successful season, going 13-8 in 34 games with a 2.40 ERA. He'd appear in 2 World Series games for the pennant winning Cubs.

    Prim would return with the Cubs in 1946, going 2-3 with a 5.75 ERA, his last major league game coming at the end of the 1946 season.

    Ray Prim career record
    "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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    December 31

    Senators Birthdays

    As we prepare to "ring out the old year and ring in the new" on this New Year's Eve, we have just 1 birthday to report. Once again, it's a long time major leaguer who spent a very short stint in a Senators uniform...

    Thomas Joseph Byrne B Dec. 31, 1919 D Dec. 20, 2007

    Signed by the New York Yankees in 1940, pitcher Tommy Byrne would debut with the Yankees in late April of 1943. Appearing in 11 games, Byrne would compile a 2-1 record with a 6.54 ERA.

    Byrne would not return to the Yankees until 1946. His first really active season would be 1948 when he'd go 8-5 in 31 games. He'd post a 15-7 record in 1949 and a 15-9 mark in 1950.

    After 9 games with the Yankees in 1951, Byrne would be traded in mid-June to the St. Louis Browns, where he'd finish the 1951 season and pitch in 1952.

    Traded to the Chicago White Sox after the 1952 season, Byrne would appear in 6 games for the White Sox in 1953, going 2-0 with a 10.13 ERA. In mid-June, Byrne was purchased by the Washington Senators where he'd finish the 1953 season going 0-5 in 6 games.

    Released by the Senators in early August, Byrne would be re-signed the same day by the Chicago White Sox.

    Traded to Seattle, then of the Pacific Coast League, Byrne would be picked up in early September of 1954 by the Yankees as they made their annual "pennant push". Byrne would respond by posting a 3-2 record in 5 games with New York.

    Back with the Yankees in 1955, Byrne would have one of the best seasons of his career, going 16-5 in 27 games with a 3.15 ERA. Byrne would finish his major league career in New York, making his last major league appearance for the Yankees in late September of 1957.

    Byrne would be selected to the American League All Star team of 1950 and would appear in the World Series of 1949, 1955, 1956 and 1957.

    Nicknamed "Wildman", Byrne would lead the American League in walks in 1949, 1950 and 1951 and in hit batsmen from 1948 through 1952.

    Tommy Byrne career record

    And a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all who are following this thread!!!
    "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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    January 1

    We ring in the New Year by welcoming another 3 players to the Senators All-Time roster, including 2 Single Season Senators and one who was most likely the beneficiary of some family ties...

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    Joseph Samuel Martin B Jan. 1, 1876 D May 25, 1964

    Joe Martin would debut in late April of 1903 with the Washington Senators playing 2nd and 3rd base and in the outfield. After 35 games in a Washington uniform, hitting .227, Martin would be traded to the St. Louis Browns for Barry McCormick.

    Martin would finish the 1903 season, and his major league career, playing in 44 games as a Brown.

    Joe Martin career record

    Sherrard Alexander Robertson B Jan. 1, 1919 D Oct. 23, 1970

    Sherry Robertson, nephew of Senators owner Clark Griffith, made his first major league appearance in September of 1940, playing in 10 games, hitting .212.

    Robertson would only play in 1 game for the Senators in 1941 and would not return to the major league roster until 1943 when he'd play in 59 games.

    He'd be gone again for 2 years, returning to the Senators roster in 1946. A utility player, Robertson's most active season would be 1949 when he'd appear in 110 games and respond by hitting .251, the best season of his career.

    Despite Robertson's family connections, he was released after just 1 game with the Senators in 1952. He'd be picked up by the Philadelphia Athletics, playing in 43 games to cap off his major league career.

    Sherry Robertson career record

    Claude James Rothgeb B Jan. 1, 1880 D Jul. 6, 1944

    Outfielder Claude Rothgeb played in 7 games for the 1905 Senators, going 2 for 16 at bat with no extra base hits.

    Claude Rothgeb career record
    "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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    January 2

    Senators Birthdays

    We're 2 for 2 today with 2 birthdays to report on January 2nd...

    Merlin Henry Kopp B Jan. 2, 1892 D May 6, 1960

    Merlin Kopp would join the Senators in late July of 1915, being purchased from St. Thomas of the Canadian League. An outfielder, Kopp would only make it into 16 major league games as a Senator going 8 for 32 at bat with no extra base hits.

    Kopp would return to the majors in 1918 with the Philadelphia Athletics. Playing in 96 games in 1918, he'd hit .234. Kopp would also play for the A's in 1919, making it into 75 games, hitting .226.

    Merlin Kopp career record

    Ralph (Red) Kress B Jan. 2, 1907 D Nov. 29, 1962

    Here we go again, Red Kress, primarily a shortstop during his career, would play in 1391 games over 14 seasons with 6 different major league teams. Only 249 of those games would come in the uniform of the Washington Senators.

    Debuting in late September of 1927 with the St. Louis Browns, Red Kress would make it into 7 games during his first trip to the majors, hitting .304 in 23 at bats.

    Kress would play his first full mahor league season in 1928, appearing in 150 games, hitting .273. Kress would hit over .300 the next 3 seasons (1929-1931).

    Starting the 1932 season in a slump in St. Louis, Kress was hitting just .173 in 14 games when he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in late April. Kress would finish the year with the White Sox, hitting .285 and would stay in Chicago for the 1933 campaign.

    After 8 games with Chicago in 1934, Kress would be traded to the Washington Senators for Bob Boken.

    Kress would hit .228 in 56 games for the Senators the rest of the year but would rebound in 1935, hitting .298 in 84 games. Kress would spend 1936 with the Senators as well, hitting .284 in 109 games.

    Traded to Minneapolis of the American Association, along with Carl Reynolds and cash for Jimmy Wasdell, Kress would be out of the majors in 1937.

    He'd return to his old stomping grounds with the St. Louis Browns in 1938 and respond by hitting .302 in 150 games.

    After 13 games with the Browns in 1939, Kress would be on the move again, traded this time to the Detroit Tigers in mid-May. Kress would play in 51 games for Detroit the remainder of the season. After 33 games in 1940, Kress would be released in early August.

    Out of the majors, Kress would add a footnote to his career by appearing in 1 game with the New York Giants in mid-July of 1946.

    "Red" Kress career record
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    January 3

    Just one birthday to report this January 3rd, that of long-time Senators pitcher and later Senators pitching coach Sid Hudson.

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    Sidney Charles Hudson B Jan. 3, 1915 D Oct. 10, 2008

    Sid Hudson would arrive with the Senators in a big way in mid-April of 1940. His rookie season would see him in 38 games, starting 31, completing 19 while compiling a 17-16 record with 3 shut outs and 1 save.

    Unfortunately for Hudson, and the Senators, that performance would be arguably the best of his 12 year career.

    Hudson would post records of 13-14 in 1941 and 10-17 in 1942 before missing the World War II years of 1943 through 1945.

    Back in the Senators lineup in 1946, Hudson would go 8-11 in 31 games. Hudson would manage a .500 season in 1950 when he'd post a 14-14 record in 30 games.

    After 7 games with Washington in the 1952 season, where he went 3-4, Hudson would be traded to the Boston Red Sox for Walt Masterson and Randy Gumpert. Finishing the season in a Boston uniform, Hudson would post a 7-9 record in 21 games.

    Hudson would finish his career in Boston, appearing in his last major league game in late September of 1954.

    Hudson would be named to the American League All Star team in 1941 and 1942.

    Hudson would later return to the expansion Senators as a pitching coach while former Red Sox teammate Ted Williams served as the manager for the expansion Senators.

    Sid Hudson 1915-2008

    Sid Hudson career record
    "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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    January 4

    There are no Senators birthdays to report on this date.

    I suspect that ol' Mr. Stork is resting up to get prepared for what promises to be a very busy week.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

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    January 5

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    Earl Jesse Battey B Jan. 5, 1935 D Nov. 15, 2003

    Catcher Earl Battey was signed by the Chicago White Sox prior to the 1953 season. He'd make his major league debut in September of 1955. Battey would remain on the White Sox roster through 1959. Sparingly used, his most active season with Chicago would be 1958 when he'd play in 68 games, hitting .226.

    Traded to the Washington Senators along with Don Mincher and $150,000 for Roy Seivers, Battey would make it into 137 games for Washington, hitting .270 with 24 doubles, 2 triples and 15 home runs and would receive consideration for the MVP award.

    Heading northwest when the original Senators franchise pulled up stakes, Battey would don the uniform of the Minnesota Twins, where he'd play for 7 seasons, finishing his career in 1967.

    He'd have some good year with the Twins, being named to the American League All Star Team in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1966. His best season at the plate would come in 1961 as he'd hit .302 although he'd approach that again in 1965, hitting .297 as the Twins would make it to the World Series, losing to the LA Dodgers in 7 games. Unfortunately Battey would only manage to hit a paltry .120 in World Series play, going 3 for 25 while playing in all 7 games.

    A good fielding catcher, Battey would win Gold Gloves in 1960, 1961 and 1962.

    Earl Battey career record

    Joseph Laverne Grace B Jan. 5, 1914 D Sep. 18, 1969

    Joe Grace, an outfielder and occasional catcher, made his big league debut with the St. Louis Browns in late September of 1938. Playing in 12 games, Grace would go 16 for 47 with 4 RBI's and 7 runs scored.

    Back with the Browns in 1939, Grace would make it into 74 games, hitting .304. He'd remain with the Browns through 1941, perhaps his best season coming in 1940 when he'd hit .309 in 115 games.

    Missing the 1942-1945 seasons during World War II, Grace would return to the Browns in 1946, playing in 48 games, hitting .230. In mid-June of that season, Grace would be traded, along with Al La Macchia to the Washington Senators for Jeff Heath.

    Finsihing the 1946 season with the Senators, Grace would hit .302 in 77 games. He'd be back with the Senators in 1947, hitting .248 in 78 games. Released by the Senators, he'd be selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates but would not appear in the majors again.

    Joe Grace career record

    Harry C. (Izzy) Hoffman B Jan. 5, 1875 D Nov. 13, 1942

    Outfielder Izzy Hoffman would make his way to the major leagues as a 19 year old with the 1904 Senators. Playing in 10 games, Hoffman would hit an even .100 before departing Washington.

    He'd make his way back to the majors in 1907, playing in 19 games for the Boston Braves.

    "Izzy" Hoffman career record

    Fred Francis Marsh B Jan. 5, 1924 D Oct. 26, 2006

    Originally in the Chicago Cubs organization, Freddie Marsh would make his major league debut as a One Game Wonder with the Cleveland Indians in mid-April of 1949.

    Out of the majors in 1950, Marsh would be traded to the St. Louis Browns before the 1951 season. Playing primarily at 3rd base, Marsh would appear in 130 games for the Browns, hitting .243, scoring 44 runs, and compiling 43 RBI's.

    Starting the 1952 season in St. Louis, Marsh would play in 11 games before being traded along with Lou Sleater to the Washington Senators for Cass Michaels in mid-May.

    Something in Washington must not have agreed with Marsh-he'd hit a microscopic .042 (1 for 24) in 9 games before he was traded back to the Browns for Earl Rapp. Marsh would respond to the more familiar surroundings by hitting .287 in 76 games for St. Louis.

    After the season Marsh would be on the move again, this time to Chicago, where he'd play for the White Sox in 1953 and 1954. He'd have the best season of his career, batting average wise in 1954 when he'd hit .306 in 62 games.

    Traded one last time after the 1954 season, Marsh would be back with a familiar franchise, now in new digs, as he joined the Baltimore Orioles. Marsh would hit .218 in 89 games for the Orioles in 1955. He'd start the 1956 season in Baltimore but would play in just 20 games, making his last major league appearance in late May.

    Fred Marsh career record

    Robert Carl Oldis B Jan. 5, 1928 Still Living

    Signed by the Washington Senators in 1949, Bob Oldis would play briefly for the Senators in 1953, 1954 and 1955, making it into a grand total of 24 games over those 3 seasons.

    Out of the majors in 1956, catcher Oldis would be purchased by the New York Yankees. He'd never play for the Pinstripers and would be drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 1959 season.

    Oldis would spend parts of the 1960 through 1963 seasons on the Pirates roster, his most active season being 1963 when he'd make it into 47 games.

    Bob Oldis career record

    James Luther (Luke) Sewell B Jan. 5, 1901 D May 14, 1987

    Here we go again-another long time player who spent a short time in the uniform of the Washington Senators. In today's example, catcher Luke Sewell would spend 20 years in the major leagues with 4 different teams, playing in 1630 games. However, only 2 seasons and 213 games were as a Washington Senator.

    Luke Sewell would make it to the majors in late June of 1921 with the Cleveland Indians. He'd remain in Cleveland though 1932. Sewell would not play 100 games in 1 season until 1926 when he'd make it into 126 contests.

    After 12 seasons in Cleveland, Sewell would be traded to the Washington Senators for Roy Spencer. Sewell would catch 141 games for the Senators in 1933 and would hit .264, making it to the only post-season appearance of his career, as the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 5 games.

    Sewell would return with the Senators in 1934 but would only play in 72 games, hitting .237.

    After the season, Sewell would be traded to the St. Louis Browns for Bump Hadley. He'd be purchased that same day by the Chicago White Sox where he'd play the next 4 seasons (1935-1938), being named to the American League All Star team in 1937.

    After the 1938 season concluded, Sewell would be purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers but would be released before the start of the 1939 season. 3 days later Sewell would be signed by his original team, the Cleveland Indians, although he'd only appear in 16 games, hitting .150.

    Out of the majors the next 2 years, Sewell would return to play in 6 games for the St. Louis Browns in 1942, his last major league appearance coming in early August of that year.

    Luke Sewell career record
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    January 6

    Another 6 birthdays to note on this January 6th, including a Hall Of Famer and another of our "Fab Fourteen", a player who has the dubious distinction of having played for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators during the course of his career...

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    Thomas Jerome Ferrick B Jan. 6, 1915 D Oct. 15, 1996

    We'll get down to business with Tom Ferrick, a pitcher who compiled a 40-40 won/lost record over 9 seasons, with 5 different American League teams and one of the Fab Fourteen...

    Signed by the New York Giants in 1936, Ferrick would spend 3 years in the Giants organization without making a major league appearance. Signed by the Philadelphia Athletics prior to the 1941 season, Ferrick would make his major league debut with the 1941 Philadelphia Athletics, going 8-10 in 36 games as a 26 year old rookie.

    Released by the A's near the end of the season, Ferrick would be signed by the Cleveland Indians where he'd pitch in 1942, going 3-2 in 31 games with a 1.99 ERA.

    Out of the majors leagues during the WWII years of 1943-1945, Ferrick would start the 1946 season in Cleveland but after appearing in 9 games, he'd be purchased by the St. Louis Browns in late June, finishing the year in St. Louis, going 4-1 in 25 games.

    Purchased by the Washington Senators before the start of the 1947 season, Ferrick would be on the Senators roster in 1947 and 1948, posting records of 1-7 and 2-5 respectively.

    After the 1948 season, Ferrick would be headed west again, traded back to the St. Louis Browns, along with John Sullivan and $25,000 in exchange for Sam Dente. Ferrick would pitch in 50 games for the Browns in 1949, compiling a 6-4 record.

    Starting the 1950 season in St. Louis, Ferrick would be traded once again, this time to the New York Yankees where he'd go 8-4 in 30 games and make his only post-season appearance, collecting a win in the 1950 World Series as the Yankees swept the "Whiz Kid" Philadelphia Phillies.

    Starting the 1951 campaign in New York, Ferrick would be on the move one last time, traded again in mid-June, back to the Washington Senators, along with Bob Porterfield and Fred Sanford for Bob Kuzava.

    Ferrick would finish his career in Washington, going 2-0 in 22 games in 1951 and 4-3 in 27 games in 1952, his last major league appearance coming in late September.

    Tom Ferrick career record

    Leonard Charles Green B Jan. 6, 1933 Still Living

    Lenny Green is another of those players whose long major league career included a relatively short stint in a Senators uniform.

    Signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1955, outfielder Lenny Green would debut with the O's in late August of 1957. Appearing in 19 games, Green would hit .182 in. Back with the Orioles in 1958, Green would make it into 69 games, raising his BA to .231.

    Starting the 1959 season in Baltimore, Green would be traded in late May to the Washington Senators in exchange for Albie Pearson. He'd finish the '59 season in Washington, playing in 88 games, hitting .242.

    Green would have his best year at the plate in 1960 as he played in 127 games, hitting .294 as the original franchise made their last stand in Washington.

    Green would relocate with the team to Minnesota in 1961, where he'd be a regular in the Twins lineup over the next 3 seasons.

    Collecting some frequent flyer miles in 1964, Green would start the season on the Twins roster but would be traded in mid-June to the Los Angeles Angels. Green would play in 39 games for the Angels before he was purchased by the Baltimore Orioles in early September where he'd finish the season, appearing in 14 games.

    Green would be on the move again during the off-season, purchased this time by the Boston Red Sox where he'd play in 1965 & 1966. Released by the Red Sox after the 1966 season, Green would be signed by the Detroit Tigers where he'd finish his career, playing in 1967 and a part of 1968 before getting his final release in early July.

    Lenny Green career record

    John Thomas Slattery B Jan. 6, 1878 D Jul. 17, 1949

    Catcher/1st baseman Jack Slattery began his short major league journey playing in 1 game for the Boston American League franchise, then known as the "Americans" in late September of 1901.

    Slattery would return to the majors in 1903, playing in 4 games for Cleveland before being purchased by the Chicago White Sox, where he'd finish the season playing in 63 games.

    Out of the majors again until 1906, Slattery would make a brief appearance with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing in 3 games.

    Slattery would resurface one last time in 1909 when he'd play in 32 games for the Washington Senators, going 12 for 56 at the plate, his last game coming 8 years and 1 day after his major league debut.

    Slattery would briefly manage the Boston Braves for part of the 1928 season.

    Jack Slattery career record

    Byron Franklin Speece B Jan. 6, 1897 D Sep. 29, 1974

    By Speece began his short major league career by debuting with the Washington Senators in 1924. Speece would post a 2-1 record in 21 games and would appear in the 1924 World Series as the Senators captured their only Series crown.

    After the season, Speece along with Carr Smith would be sent to Cleveland for Stan Coveleski. Speece would go 3-5 for the Indians in 1925 and would make a brief appearance in 1926, pitching in 2 games before being purchased by Indianapolis of the American Association.

    Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fall of 1929, Speece would appear in 11 games for the Phillies in 1930 before receiving his final release in mid-July.

    By Speece career record

    Early Wynn Jr. B Jan. 6, 1920 D Apr. 4, 1999

    Hall Of Famer Early Wynn pitched for 23 years in the major leagues, managing to collect his 300th win with the Cleveland Indians in 1963 at the age of 43.

    However, let's start at the beginning when Wynn was signed by the Washington Senators in 1937. He'd make his major league debut with the Senators in 1939, pitching in 3 games, posting an 0-2 record.

    Wynn would not return to the Senators roster until 1941 when he'd go 3-1 in 5 games with a 1.58 ERA. Wynn would establish himself as a regular in 1942.
    He'd have his best season in Washington in 1943 when he'd post an 18-12 W/L record with a 2.91 ERA.

    After the 1948 season, Wynn, along with Mickey Vernon would be headed to Cleveland in exchange for Joe Haynes, Ed Klieman and Eddie Robinson.

    Wynn would spend the next 9 seasons in Cleveland, winning 20 or more games 4 times during that span. Wynn would pitch in the 1954 World Series being charged with 1 loss as the Indians were swept by the New York Giants. He'd also represent the Indians in the All Star Games of 1955, 1956 and 1957.

    Traded to the Chicago White Sox after the 1957 season, Wynn would have a 22 win season in 1959 and would appear in his second World Series, compiling a 1-1 record as the "Go-Go Sox" lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wynn would make it to the All Star games of 1958, 1959 and 1960 representing the White Sox and would win the Cy Young Award in 1959.

    Released by the Chicago White Sox after the 1962 season, Wynn's career record would stand at 299-242. He'd be signed by the Cleveland Indians in late June of 1963. Wynn would appear in 20 games for the Indians, posting a 1-2 record and finally collecting that elusive 300th win.

    Wynn's last major league appearance would be on September 13th of 1963, exactly 24 years to the day after he debuted with the Senators in 1939.

    Early Wynn career record

    William Francis Zinser B Jan. 6, 1918 D Feb. 16, 1993

    Senators Short Timer Bill Zinser spent 1 week on the Senators roster in August of 1944. Pitching in 2 games, Zinser would give up 2 runs in 2/3rds of an inning, working out to an ERA of 27.00.

    Bill Zinser career record
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    January 7

    The Senators delivery room continues to be a busy place as we have another 6 birthdates on this January 7th...

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    Edward Luke Butka B Jan. 7, 1916 D Apr. 21, 2005

    Senators Short Timer Ed Butka would debut in late September of 1943. Playing 1st base, he'd make it into 3 games, going 3 for 9 at the plate with 1 double, working out to a .333 BA.

    Returning to the Senators roster in the fall of 1944, Butka would play in 15 games but his hitting would fall off to .195 and he'd make his last major league appearance on the last day of September.

    Ed Butka career record

    James John Hannan B Jan. 7, 1940 Still Living

    Jim Hannan's baseball career began in 1961 when he was selected by the Boston Red Sox prior to the start of the season.

    His career got a huge jump start at the end of 1961 when he was selected by the expansion Senators in the first year draft. He'd make his major league debut with the Senators in mid-April of 1962. Hannan would remain on the Senators roster through 1970.

    It wasn't all major league success however-Hannan would spend stints with whatever AAA team the Senators were affiliated with that season including spending a portion of 1962 in Syracuse, 1963 in both Richmond and Toronto, 1965 and 1967 in Hawaii and 1968 in Buffalo.

    Hannan would appear in over 40 games in 1962, 1964 and 1970, his most successful season coming in 1968 when he'd post a 10-6 record with a 3.01 ERA for a team that would finish 65-96, last place in the then 10 team league.

    Sent to the Detroit Tigers along with Eddie Brinkman, Joe Coleman, and Auerlio Rodriguez in the much discussed trade that brought Elliott Maddox, Denny McLain, Norm McRae and Don Wert to Washington, Hannan would post a 1-0 record in 7 games for Detroit before being traded in mid-May to the Milwaukee Brewers. Hannan would appear in 21 games for the Brewers, going 1-1, making his final major league appearance in mid-September.

    Jim Hannan career record

    Emory Elmo (Topper) Rigney B Jan. 7, 1897 D Jun. 6, 1972

    Shortstop Topper Rigney would make an April debut with the 1922 Detroit Tigers. Playing in 155 games his first season, Rigney would hit an even .300. His next season would be even better as he hit .315 in 129 games. Rigney would remain on the Detroit roster through the end of the 1925 season.

    Purchased by the Boston Red Sox, Rigney would hit .270 in 1926.

    After 8 games with Boston in the 1927 season, Rigney would be traded to the Washington Senators for Buddy Myer. Rigney would hit .273 in 45 games with the Senators, his last major league game coming in late August.

    "Topper" Rigney career record

    James Clay Roe B Jan. 7, 1904 D Apr. 4, 1956

    One Game Wonder Clay Roe would have his cup of coffee with the Senators on October 3rd of 1923. Pitching for 1 and 2/3rds innings, Roe would walk 6, strike out 2 and be charged with 3 wild pitches, earning the loss in his only major league game.

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    Veston Goff (Bunky) Stewart B Jan. 7, 1931 D Oct. 3, 2007

    Another pitcher, Bunky Stewart would make his first major league appearance in early May of 1952. Surrendering 1 walk, 2 hits and 2 runs in 1 inning, Stewart wouldn't be back with the Senators until 1953, when he'd make another brief appearance, pitching in 2 games, being charged with the loss in both.

    Stewart would stick around a little longer in 1954, appearing in 29 games, being charged with another 2 losses as he'd finish the season with an ERA of 7.64.

    He'd pitch in just 7 games for Washington in 1955, not being charged with any losses this time around and lowering his ERA to 4.11.

    Stewart would return for one last season with the Senators in 1956. Appearing in 33 games, he'd finally earn that elusive first win, finishing the season, and his major league career by posting a 5-7 record with a 5.57 ERA.

    "Bunky" Stewart career record

    William Wilson B Jan. 7, 1884 D Oct. 28, 1925

    Another One Game Wonder, pitcher Willy Wilson would have his cup of coffee with the Senators on October 3rd of 1906. Hurling 7 innings, Wilson would also be charged with the loss although he'd give up just 2 runs during his only major league outing.

    Willy Wilson career record
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    January 8

    I knew we couldn't keep up the frantic pace...After 3 days in a row with 6 birthdays each day, the pace slows just a tad with 5 Senators birthdays to report on January 8th.

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    Reno Peter Bertoia B Jan. 8, 1935 Still Living

    Signed by the Detroit Tigers as a "bonus baby" in late August of 1953, infielder Reno Bertoia would debut with the Tigers in late September of that year.

    On the Tigers roster through 1958, Bertoia's most successful season in Detroit would be 1957 when he'd hit .275 in 97 games, also his most active season as a Tiger.

    Traded to the Washington Senators, along with Jim Delsing and Ron Samford for Rocky Bridges, Neil Chrisley and Eddie Yost, Bertoia would hit .237 in 90 games for the Senators in 1959. In 1960, he'd up his average to .265, appearing in 121 games, the most active season of his career.

    Moving with the franchise to Minnesota, Bertoia wouldn't have much of an opportunity to endear himself to the Twins fans. He'd be traded in early June after 35 games to the Kansas City Athletics. Bertoia would play in 39 games for the A's before being traded again, this time back to the Detroit Tigers, where he'd finish the season by appearing in 24 games.

    Bertoia's career would end early in the 1962 season when he'd play in only 5 games for the Tigers, his last major league appearance coming in late April.

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    James Franklin Busby B Jan. 8, 1927 D Jul. 8, 1996

    Outfielder Jim Busby was originally signed by the Chicago White Sox in June of 1948. He'd make his first major league appearance in late April of 1950 with Chicago.

    Playing in just 18 games his first season, Busby would hit .208 in 48 AB. He'd return with the White Sox in 1951, playing in 143 games, raising his batting average to .283 and would be named to the 1951 American League All Star Team.

    Starting the 1952 season in Chicago, Busby would be traded to the Senators in early May after 16 games with the White Sox.

    Busby would hit .244 in 129 games for Washington. He'd return with a vengance in 1953, hitting .312 in 150 games, the best season of his career.
    He'd hit .298 in 1954.

    Busby would start the 1955 season in Washington but would be traded in early June back to the White Sox for Bob Chakales, Clint Courtney and Johnny Groth.

    He'd finish the 1955 season in Chicago. After the season, he'd be on the move again, this time to the Cleveland Indians where he'd play in 1956 and a portion of 1957 before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles where he'd finish the season and play again in 1958.

    Traded yet again, Busby would find himself in the uniform of the Boston Red Sox for 1959. After 1 game with Boston in 1960 he'd be released only to be signed by the Orioles again in mid-June. Busby would play in 79 games for the Orioles in 1960 and 75 in 1961, hitting .258 each season.

    Released by the Orioles after the 1961 season, Busby would sign on with the expansion Houston Colt .45's where he'd play in 15 games, making his last major league appearance in early July.

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    Charles Keith Cottier B Jan. 8, 1936 Still Living

    Originally signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1954, infielder Chuck Cottier would join the Milwaukee Braves organization in 1956, making his major league debut in mid-April of 1959. Cottier would only make it into 10 games with the Braves in 1959 but would be back in for 95 games in 1960.

    Traded to the Detroit Tigers after the season, Cottier would only play in 10 games for the Tigers in 1961 before he found himself headed to the expansion Senators in exchange for Hal Woodeshick.

    Cottier would be a regular for the Senators the next 3 seasons, his best year being 1962 when he'd hit .242 in 136 games. In 1964 Cottier's production at the plate dropped and he'd only play in 73 games. He'd appear in just 7 games in 1965 before being farmed out.

    Purchased by the California Angels from the Senators in early 1967, Cottier would resurface in the majors with the Angels in 1968 when he'd play in 33 games. 2 more games in 1969 would mark the end of his major league career.

    Chuck Cottier career record

    Lewis Grover (Sam) Lanford B Jan. 8, 1886 D Sep. 14, 1970

    Senators Short Timer Sam Lanford would spend less than a month on the Senators roster in 1907. Pitching in 2 games, he'd leave with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 5.14.

    "Sam" Lanford career record

    Willie Tasby, Jr. B Jan. 8, 1933 Still Living

    Outfielder Willie Tasby was another player who changed franchises frequently during a relatively brief career. In Tasby's case, he'd play for 4 different franchises in just 6 years.

    Signed by the St. Louis Browns in 1950, Tasby wouldn't make it to the majors until 1958, 5 seasons after the Browns transferred operations to Baltimore.

    Debuting with the Orioles in early September of 1958, Tasby would play in 18 games his first season, hitting an even .200. Back with the O's in 1959, Tasby would play in 142 games, hitting .250.

    Tasby would start the 1960 season in Baltimore but would be traded to the Red Sox after 39 games where he'd finish the 1960 season.

    Selected by the "new" Senators in the expansion draft, Tasby would play in 141 games with the fledgling team hitting .251 with 13 doubles, 2 triples, 17 home runs and being credited with 63 RBI's.

    Starting the 1962 season with the Senators, Tasby would play in 11 games before being traded to Cleveland for Steve Hamilton and Don Rudolph.

    Tasby would finish the 1962 season with the Indians and would finish his career there in 1963, playing in 52 games, his final major league appearance coming in early September.

    Willie Tasby career record
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    William Frederick Conroy B Jan. 9, 1899 D Jan. 23, 1970

    Senators Short Timer Bill Conroy played in 18 games with the 1923 Senators at 1st and 3rd base. He'd depart the scene with a lifetime .133 batting average.

    Bill Conroy career record

    Leroy Louis Dietzel B Jan. 9, 1931 Still Living

    Another Senators Short Timer, inielder Roy Dietzel played briefly for the Senators in September of 1954 hitting .238 in 9 games.

    Roy Dietzel career record

    Wilbert Otto (Barney) Wolfe B Jan. 9, 1876 D Feb. 27, 1953

    Pitcher Barney Wolfe began his brief major league career with the New York Highlanders in 1903. Pitching in 20 games his first season, he'd post a 6-9 record.

    After 7 games with the Highlanders in 1904, where he post an 0-3 record, Wolfe would be traded to the Washington Senators along with Tom Hughes in exchange for Al Orth.

    Wolfe would finish the 1904 season by going 6-9 for Washington. He'd post a 9-13 record in 1905 and would finish his career in late May of 1906, having gone 0-3 in 4 games.

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    January 10

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    Joseph Earl Von Ohl (Played as "Joe Ohl") B Jan. 10, 1888 D Dec. 18, 1951

    Senators Short Timer Joe Ohl would spend 8 days on the Senators roster in 1909. Pitching in 4 games, he'd depart in early August with a 2.08 ERA.

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

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    Alvin Floyd (General) Crowder B Jan. 11, 1899 D Apr. 3, 1972

    Alvin Crowder arrived on the major league scene as a 27 year old rookie with the Washington Senators in late July of 1926. Appearing in 19 games that first half season, Crowder would post a 7-4 record with a 3.96 ERA.

    Starting the 1927 season in Washington, Crowder would reverse that first season's record by going 4-7 in 15 games. Traded to the St. Louis Browns in early July for Tom Zachary, Crowder would finish the season going 3-5 in 21 games for St. Louis.

    Crowder would post a 21-5 record for the Browns in 1928, winning just over 1/4th of that team's games, the Browns going 82-72 that season.

    Crowder would remain in St. Louis through mid-June of 1930 when he'd be traded again, this time back to the Senators, along with Heinie Manush, in exchange for Goose Goslin.

    Crowder would have some good years during his second stint in Washington, going 18-11 in 1931, 26-13 in 1932 and 24-15 in 1933, leading the American League in wins in 1932 & 1933.

    He'd be named to the American League All Star Team of 1933 and would also make his first World Series appearance, being charged with 1 loss as the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 5 games.

    Crowder would start the 1934 season in Washington but after 29 games with his record at 4-10 and an ERA of 6.79 he'd be released by the Senators. Picked up by the Detroit Tigers, Crowder would finish the 1934 season going 5-1 in the Motor City and would make it into his second World Series with Detroit losing to the St. Louis Cardinals.

    1935 would see Crowder going 16-10 for the Tigers and he'd make it into his third World Series, finally getting a win in World Series play as the Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs.

    Crowder would pitch for one last season in Detroit, posting a 4-3 record in 9 games but his ERA would swell to 8.39 and he'd get his final release in February of 1937.

    Alvin Crowder career record

    Alexander Kvasnak B Jan. 11, 1921 D Sep. 26, 2002

    Senators Short Timer Al Kvasnak would spend 19 days with the team in 1942 making appearances in 5 games. An outfielder, Kvasnak would go 2 for 11 at bat with 3 runs scored and 2 walks.

    Al Kvasnak career record

    George Francis McNamara B Jan. 11, 1901 D Jun. 12, 1990

    An even shorter Senators Short Timer, outfielder George McNamara would be on the Senators roster for 2 days in 1922. Making it into 3 games, McNamara would go 3 for 11 at the plate, his overnight stay in the Senators Coffee Shop coming in late September.

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    George Edward Browne B Jan. 12, 1876 D Dec. 9, 1920

    Once again we have another long time major leaguer who spent a relatively short time in a Senators uniform. In today's example, outfielder George Browne would spend 12 seasons in the majors, playing in 1102 games for 7 different teams including 2 separate stretches with the Philadelphia Phillies. However, only 110 of those games came with the Senators.

    To start with the beginning of Browne's travels however, he'd first show up on the roster of the Philadelphia Phillies in late September of 1901, playing in 8 games as the season wound down.

    Browne would begin the 1902 season in Philadelphia but would be purchased by the New York Giants at the end of July. The change of scenery must have agreed with Browne as he'd raise his average almost 60 points, hitting .319 in 53 games for the Giants. He'd be back for a full season in 1903, hitting. 313.

    Browne would remain with the Giants through 1907, playing in 5 games of the 1905 World Series as the Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics. He'd also lead the league in runs scored in 1904 with 99.

    After the 1907 season, Browne was traded to the NL Boston franchise, then known as the Doves, where he'd spend 1908.

    After the season, he was on the move again, this time being purchased by the Chicago Cubs.

    Browne would start the 1909 season playing in just 12 games for Chicago, hitting .205 when he was released. He'd be signed on by the Washington Senators in late May. Browne would respond by hitting .272 in 103 games for Washington.

    Starting the 1910 season with the Senators, hitting .182, Browne would be headed back to the Windy City, being purchased by the White Sox in mid-June. He'd finish the year appearing in 30 games for the White Sox.

    Browne would appear in 8 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1911 and would make a final brief appearance with the 1912 Phillies, playing in 6 games, his last major league game coming in late June.

    George Browne career record

    Thomas Eugene Martin B Jan. 12, 1947 Still Living

    Senators Short Timer Gene Martin appeared in 9 games for the 1968 Senators, going 4 for 11 with 1 double and 1 homer. Martin's career would be interrupted by military service and he'd spend some time in Viet Nam. He'd later have a relatively successful career playing in Japan as a 1st baseman/outfielder.

    Gene Martin's Japanese baseball stats courtesy Jim Albright

    Gene Martin career record

    Richard Frank (Rip) Wade B Jan. 12, 1898 D Jul. 15, 1957

    Another Senators Short Timer, outfielder Rip Wade would play in 33 games for the 1923 team hitting .232.

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    Senators Birthdays

    Fred William Schulte B Jan. 13, 1901 D May 20, 1983

    Fred Schulte would debut with the St. Louis Browns as a 26 year old rookie outfielder in April of 1927. Playing in 60 games his inaugural season, Schulte would hit an impressive .317.

    Schulte would remain with the Browns through 1932, appearing in over 100 games each season, having some productive years as a hitter.

    After the 1932 season, Schulte would be traded, along with Goose Goslin and Lefty Stewart, to the Washington Senators in exchange for Lloyd Brown, Carl Reynolds, Sam West and that commodity always in short supply for the Browns, cash.

    Schulte would have another good season in 1933, hitting .295 in 144 games, scoring 98 runs and knocking in 87 RBI's. He'd appear in his only World Series in 1933, going 7 for 21 with 1 double and 1 home run, as the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 5 games.

    Schulte would follow up 1933 with another good performance, hitting .298 with 72 runs scored and 73 RBI's.

    1935 would see Schulte in just 76 games for Washington, his BA dropping to .265 and he'd receive his release at the end of the season.

    He'd be signed on by the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he'd be used sparingly in 1936 and 1937, his major league career coming to an end with the close of the 1937 season.

    Wikipedia entry on Fred Schulte with a photo of him in a St. Louis Browns uniform

    Fred Schulte career record
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    January 14

    1922 Longtime Senators outfielder Clyde Milan is named the new manager for the upcoming season. Milan, who has been an outfielder with the team since 1907, spends the 1922 season as a player/manager, guiding the team to a 6th place finish with a 69-85 record. This would mark Milan's last season as a player and his only year as a manager-he'd be replaced by Donie Bush in 1923.

    (Milan's brother Horace would play in a total of 42 games for the Senators during the 1915 and 1917 seasons.)

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    Peter Harvey Daley B Jan. 14, 1930 Still Living

    Pete Daley began his major league service with the Boston Red Sox in early May of 1955. A catcher, Daley would spend 5 seasons on the Boston roster, his most active year coming in 1957 when he appeared in 78 games, his best season at the plate being 1958 when he'd hit .321.

    Traded to the Kansas City Athletics after the 1959 season, Daley would spend 1 season with the A's in 1960, hitting .263 in 73 games.

    Selected by the "new" Senators in the expansion draft, Daley would play in 72 games, hitting .192. Daley's last major league appearance would come at the end of the 1961 season.

    Pete Daley career record

    Ralph Henry Miller B Jan. 14, 1899 D Feb. 18, 1967

    One Game Wonder Ralph Miller had his cup of coffee with the Senators on September 16th of 1921. Miller would pitch 1 perfect inning-3 batters faced-giving up no hits or walks and then would disappear from the major league scene with a 0.00 ERA.

    Ralph Miller career record

    John Grover Perrine B Jan. 14, 1885 D Aug. 13, 1948

    Senators Short Timer John Perrine spend 3 months on the Senators roster in 1907. An infielder, he'd play 2nd and 3rd base and shortstop. He'd hit .171, going 25 for 146 in 44 games before leaving the Senators in early July.

    John Perrine career record
    "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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    January 15

    1927 The Washington Senators trade shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Leo Mangum and Sloppy Thurston. Peckinpaugh, who's major league career began in 1910 with the Cleveland Naps, spent the 1922-1926 seasons in Washington, including the World Championship season of 1924 and on the pennant winning team of 1925.

    Peckinpaugh would play in just 68 games for the White Sox in 1927 and call it a career.

    Thurston would pitch 1 season for Washington, posting a 13-13 record with a 4.47 ERA in 28 games. Then he'd disappear from the major league scene until he'd resurface with the Brooklyn Robins in 1930.

    Mangum would never play for the Senators-he'd make it into 1 game for the New York Giants in 1928 and wouldn't return to the majors until 1932 when he'd be on the roster of the Boston Braves for 4 seasons.

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    Gerald Thomas Schoen B Jan. 15, 1947 Still Living

    One Game Wonder Gerry Schoen was drafted by the Senators in 1966. He'd make his major league debut and departure on September 14th of 1968 when he'd pitch in 1 game, going 3 and 2/3 rds innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs and 1 walk, being charged with the loss and taking with him an ERA of 7.36.

    After the season, Schoen would be drafted by the expansion Seattle Pilots and traded to the Baltimore Orioles in April of 1969, however his trip to the Senators Coffee Shop would remain his only major league appearance.

    Gerry Schoen career record
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    January 16

    1970 Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws.

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    Robert Allen Baird B Jan. 16, 1940 D Apr. 11, 1974

    Senators Short Timer Bob Baird would pitch in 8 games for the Senators in the 1962 and 1963 seasons, compiling a career record of 0-4 with an ERA of 7.25.

    Bob Baird career record

    George Aloys (Showboat) Fisher B Jan. 16, 1899 D May 15, 1994

    Showboat Fisher appeared in 28 games for the Senators in 1923 & 1924, hitting .261 in his rookie season, his BA dropping to .220 in 1924.

    Fisher would be traded by the Senators to Milwaukee of the American Association in early June of 1924 for Wid Matthews.

    Fisher would return to the majors in 1930 with the St. Louis Cardinals where he'd play in 92 games and make it into 2 games of the World Series that year as the Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Athletics.

    Fisher would not appear in the majors in 1931 and would be traded to the St. Louis Browns in late June of 1932. He'd play in 18 games for the Browns, hitting just .182, his last major league appearance coming in early August.

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    Marvin Mardo Goodwin B Jan. 16, 1891 D Oct. 21, 1925

    Marv Goodwin would make his major league debut with the Washington Senators in September of 1916. Pitching in 3 games, Goodwin would post an 0-0 record with a 3.18 ERA.

    Goodwin would head west after the 1916 season, spending 1917 and 1919 through 1922 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

    He'd add a footnote to his career by pitching in 4 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1925.

    Marv Goodwin career record

    Baxter Byerly (Buck) Jordan B Jan. 16, 1907 D Mar. 18, 1993

    1st baseman Buck Jordan would make brief appearances with the New York Giants in 1927 and 1929.

    Drafted from Newark of the International League by the Senators in 1930, he'd return to the majors in 1931 when he'd play in 9 games, hitting .222.

    Traded to the Baltimore Orioles, then of the International League in August of 1931, along with Pinky Hargrave for Johnny Gill, Jordan would be traded once again, this time to the Boston Braves in August of 1932.

    Jordan would remain with the Braves through May of 1937 when he'd be purchased by the Cincinnati Reds. He'd finish the 1937 season with the Reds and start the 1938 campaign there as wellbefore being traded one last time to the Philadelphia Phillies in June of 1938. 87 games with the Phillies would mark the end of Jordan's career.

    "Buck" Jordan career record

    Earl Hazewell (Junior) Wooten B Jan. 16, 1924 D Aug. 12, 2006

    Outfielder Junior Wooten would debut with the Senators in mid-September of 1947. Playing in 6 games he'd hit a paltry .083, going 2 for 24 with 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.

    Back with the Senators in 1948, Wooten would make it into 88 games, raising his BA to .256. His last major league game would come at the end of the 1948 season.

    "Junior" Wooten career record
    "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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    January 17

    Senators Birthdays

    Roy Arthur Grover B Jan. 17, 1892 D Feb. 7, 1978

    Roy Grover began his brief major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics in mid-September of 1916. A 2nd baseman, Grover would play in 20 games his first season, hitting .274.

    Back with the A's in 1917, Grover would have a chance to play regularly, making it into 141 games, his BA slipping to .224.

    Out of the majors in 1918, Grover would play in 22 games for Philadelphia before being purchased by the Washington Senators in June of 1919.

    Grover would make it into 24 more games with Washington, hitting .187, his last major league appearance coming in early July.

    Roy Grover career record

    Chalmer Luman Harris B Jan. 17, 1915 D Nov. 11, 1996

    Lum Harris would spend the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching for the Phils from 1941 through 1944 and again in 1946. His most successful season in Philly would be 1944 when he'd post a 10-9 record with a 3.30 ERA.

    Waived by the Phillies after the 1946 season, Harris would be signed by the Washington Senators where he'd pitch in just 3 games, his last major league appearance coming in mid-May of 1947.

    Harris is probably better remembered as a manager with the Baltimore Orioles in 1961, the Houston Astros in 1964 & 1965 and with the Atlanta Braves where he managed from 1968 through 1972, piloting the Braves to the National League West Division crown in 1969, the first year of divisional play.

    Lum Harris career record

    J. W. (Jay) Porter B Jan. 17, 1933 Still Living

    Catcher and outfielder Jay Porter would begin his brief journey through the majors in 1952 playing in 33 games for the St. Louis Browns.

    After the season, he'd be traded to the Detroit Tigers making his next major league appearance in 1955. Porter would be on the Tigers roster for 3 years, his most active season coming in 1957 when he play in 58 games, hitting .250.

    Traded to the Cleveland Indians, Porter would play in 40 games for the Tribe in 1958 and would be on the move again after the season when he was traded to the Washington Senators for Ossie Alvarez.

    Playing in 39 games for Washington in 1959, Porter would hit .226 for the Senators in 37 games.

    Released by Washington, Porter would be signed by the St. Louis Cardinals where he'd finish the 1959 season, and his career, hitting .212 for the Redbirds in 23 games.

    J. W. Porter career record

    Donald William Zimmer B Jan. 17, 1931 Still Living

    Don Zimmer began his major league career in 1954 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Making his major league debut in early July of 1954, Zimmer would remain with the Dodgers through 1959. He'd make it into 2 World Series, first in 1955 when the Brooklyn Dodgers would win their only World's Championship against the New York Yankees and again in 1959 when the relocated LA Dodgers would win the Series against the "Go-Go" White Sox.

    Traded to the Chicago Cubs before the start of the 1960 season, Zimmer would spend 2 seasons in Chicago, being selected to the 1961 National League All Star Team.

    After the 1961 season, Zimmer was taken by the New York Mets in the expansion draft of 1962. He'd only appear in 14 games with the Mets before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds where he'd finish the 1962 season playing in 63 games.

    Traded back to the Dodgers after the 1962 season, Zimmer would play in 22 games for LA in 1963 before being purchased by the Washington Senators in late June.

    Zimmer would finish his career with the expansion Senators, playing in 83 games in 1963 when he'd hit .248, .246 in 1964 and .199 in 1965, his last major league season.

    Zimmer would spend most of his career as an infielder, playing 2nd and 3rd base and shortstop but could also play the outfield and late in his career would fill in as a catcher with the Senators.

    Zimmer would remain in baseball, managing the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. His 1989 Cubs would capture the National League East division crown.

    He'd go on to be a long-time coach with the New York Yankees and most recently was associated with the Tampa Bay Rays as they won the 2008 American League pennant.

    Don Zimmer career record
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    "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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