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  • The Living Original Senators

    I thought you guys might find this useful. This is a list of living original (pre-Twins) Senators. If I made any errors, let me know.

    There are 47 left according to my research.

    Name, age

    Eddie Robinson, 95
    Dick Starr, 94
    Sam Mele, 93
    Gil Coan, 93
    Bob Kuzava, 92

    Len Okrie, 92
    Tom Wright, 92
    Jose Zardon, 92
    Ed Fitz Gerald, 91
    Irv Noren, 91

    Wayne Terwilliger, 90
    Johnny Groth, 89
    Roy Hawes, 89
    Roy Sievers, 89
    Billy Gardner, 88

    Bob Oldis, 88
    Dick Hyde, 87
    Hal Naragon, 87
    Vito Valentinetti, 87
    Bob Ross, 87

    Gene Verble, 87
    Bobby Kline, 86
    Jerry Snyder, 86
    Ron Samford, 85
    Roy Dietzel, 85

    Bill Fischer, 85
    Dean Stone, 85
    Ken Aspromonte, 84
    Julio Becquer, 84
    Rudy Hernandez, 84

    Whitey Herzog, 84
    Bobby Malkmus, 84
    Dan Porter, 84
    Dick Brodowski, 83
    Tex Clevenger, 83

    Lenny Green, 83
    Jay Porter, 82
    Jerry Schoonmaker, 82
    Camilo Pascual, 81
    Don Lee, 81

    Dan Dobbek, 81
    Albie Pearson, 81
    Jose Valdivielso, 81
    Pedro Ramos, 80
    Garland Shifflett, 80

    Ralph Lumenti, 79
    Jim Kaat, 77

    Deaths reported since this list began:

    Tony Roig: December 23, 1927 - October 20, 2010
    Karl Olson: July 6, 1930 - December 25, 2010
    Reno Bertoia: January 8, 1935 - April 15, 2011
    Jim Heise: October 2, 1932 - April 21, 2011
    Carlos Pascual: March 13, 1931 - May 12, 2011
    Harmon Killebrew: June 29, 1936 - May 17, 2011
    Alex Pitko: November 22, 1914 - August 1, 2011
    Johnny Schmitz: November 27, 1920 - October 1, 2011
    John Romonosky: July 7, 1929 - October 2, 2011
    Sonny Dixon: November 5, 1924 - November 21, 2011
    Bud Byerly: October 26, 1920 - January 26, 2012
    Lloyd Hittle: February 21, 1924 - March 3, 2012
    Don Mincher: June 24, 1938 - March 4, 2012
    Hal Keller: July 27, 1927 - June 5, 2012
    Johnny Pesky: September 27, 1919 - August 13, 2012
    Jack Kralick: June 1, 1935 - September 18, 2012
    Tom Umphlett: May 12, 1930 - September 21, 2012
    Eddie Yost: October 13, 1926 - October 16, 2012
    Milt Bolling: August 9, 1930 - January 19, 2013
    Yo-Yo Davalillo: June 30, 1928 - February 28, 2013
    Lou Sleater: September 8, 1926 - March 25, 2013
    Neil Chrisley: December 16, 1931 - May 18, 2013
    Bill Currie: November 29, 1928 - October 30, 2013
    Mike Palagyi: July 4, 1917 - November 21, 2013
    Bruce Barmes: October 23, 1929 - January 25, 2014
    Hector Maestri: April 19, 1935 - February 21, 2014
    Connie Marrero: April 25, 1911 - April 23, 2014
    Dick Welteroth: August 3, 1927 - May 7, 2014
    Art Schult: June 20, 1928 - July 25, 2014
    Bob Wiesler: August 13, 1930 - August 10, 2014
    Russ Kemmerer: November 1, 1931 - December 8, 2014
    Herb Plews: June 14, 1928 - December 12, 2014
    Bob Usher: March 1, 1925 - December 29, 2014
    Rocky Bridges: August 7, 1927 - January 28, 2015
    Don Johnson: November 12, 1926 - February 10, 2015
    Jack Spring: March 11, 1933 - August 2, 2015
    George Genovese: February 22, 1922 - November 15, 2015
    Evelio Hernandez: December 24, 1931 - December 18, 2015
    Alton Brown: April 16, 1925 - January 10, 2016
    Steve Nagy: May 28, 1919 - July 24, 2016
    Steve Korcheck: August 11, 1932 - August 26, 2016
    Don Minnick: April 14, 1931 - September 2, 2016
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 09-05-2016, 09:12 AM. Reason: Don Minnick

  • #2
    Tony Roig and Karl Olson are dead.

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    • #3
      Yes they are...Baseball-Reference doesn't put the date of death up until some time after the players pass away. Thanks for catching that.

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      • #4
        Cowtipper-Many thanks for posting this thread. I've "sticked" it so it will remain at the top of the Senators forum. As always, I appreciate your updates despite the somber topic.

        EDIT: It might be worth pointing out that of the 87 surviving original Senators, 6 of those listed also played for the expansion Senators. Those players are (In alphabetical order):

        Rudy Hernandez
        Hector Maestri
        Don Mincher
        Camilo Pascual
        Pedro Ramos
        Roy Sievers

        Of special note is Hector Maestri who played in a grand total of two major league games-one for the original Senators in 1960, the other for the expansion Senators in 1961.
        Last edited by Aa3rt; 04-09-2011, 04:20 AM.
        "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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        • #5
          Updated to reflect the passing of Reno Bertoia. 86 left

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          • #6
            Updated to reflect the passing of Jim Heise. 85 left

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            • #7
              Updated to reflect the passing of Harmon Killebrew. 84 left

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              • #8
                Updated to reflect the passing of Carlos Pascual. 83 left

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                • #9
                  Updated to reflect the passing of John Romonosky. 82 left

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                  • #10
                    Updated to reflect the passing of Johnny Schmitz. 81 left

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                    • #11
                      Updated to reflect the passing of Alex Pitko. 80 left

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                      • #12
                        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROY SIEVERS who reached his 85th birthday this weekend. (11/18)
                        Sievers is one of just 23 living Phillies and one of just 22 living Senators to have reached the 85th birthday milestone.

                        He was the 1949 A.L. Rookie of the Year, the 1957 A.L Home Run champion, a 4 time A.L. All-Star: 1956, '57, & '59 as a Senator and 1961 as a White Sox, belted 318 career home runs, and enjoyed a 17 year major league career (1949-1965). Sievers had quite a career.

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                        • #13
                          Updated to reflect the passing of Sonny Dixon. 79 left .

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                            HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROY SIEVERS who reached his 85th birthday this weekend. (11/18)
                            Sievers is one of just 23 living Phillies and one of just 22 living Senators to have reached the 85th birthday milestone.

                            He was the 1949 A.L. Rookie of the Year, the 1957 A.L Home Run champion, a 4 time A.L. All-Star: 1956, '57, & '59 as a Senator and 1961 as a White Sox, belted 318 career home runs, and enjoyed a 17 year major league career (1949-1965). Sievers had quite a career.
                            ...and Roy Sievers was my second basebal hero. Mickey Vernon was first, and then Roy. He was, indeed, a fine ballplayer. Terrific hitter. In 1957, Sievers was the first Nat to lead the AL in home-runs since...maybe forever? Griffith Stadium was not a home-run park. I think Calvin Griffith moved the left-field fence in from about 407 feet to a mere 350 in '57, probably guessing that fans would perk up with more homers.

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                            • #15
                              Bud Byerly died January 26, 2012.

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