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  • RUKen
    started a topic 1904 Washington Senators

    1904 Washington Senators

    First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League...

    That vaudeville joke was probably coined later, but it certainly fit the 1904 Washington Senators. The American League had taken over the team and roster decisions were being made by AL president Ban Johnson, not always to the Senators' benefit. After the first 14 games of the season, the team had 13 losses and one tie. Player-manager Malachi Kittridge was relieved of his managing duties (but not his catching duties) with a record of 1-16-1, and outfielder Patsy Donovan became the manager for the rest of the season. (In 1903, Donovan had been a player-manager for the St. Louis Cardinals.) After 77 games (the halfway point of the season), the Senators had a record of 14-60-3. Somehow, they improved after that, and finished with a record of 38-113-6, even managing a 3-game winning streak in August against the Browns. Their winning percentage of .252 ended up as the 4th lowest in the 20th Century, behind the 1916 Philadelphia A's (36-117, .235), the 1935 Boston Braves (38-115, .248), and the 1962 New York Mets (40-120, .250).

    Unless indicated otherwise, the player photos in this thread are from 1904. Photos of the team and players from 1901 through 1903 are in the following thread: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...tograph-Thread

    Managers-------Malachi Kittridge (1-16-1) 1903----Patsy Donovan (37-97-5) undated----

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    Last edited by RUKen; 04-29-2014, 07:23 AM.

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    Catcher Lew Drill

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    1904 Washington Senators composite
    Most of the photos in the composite below had also been published in the Washington Times in 1903 and 1904 (see, for examples, the newspaper photos in posts #18, #20, #24, and #25). Most were uncredited, but the image of Case Patten in the composite is an excerpt from the team photo seen on page 8 of the April 22, 1903, edition of the Washington Times, and that image is indicated as having been copyrighted by Frank Cullen. The players in the composite include some who began the 1904 season with the Senators but were traded away during the season, as well as players who began with other teams and then came to the Senators. For example, Charlie Moran was traded for Hunter Hill and Frank Huelsman on July 14th, yet Moran, Hill, and possibly Huelsman all appear in the composite. Question marks in the identifications below indicate when a matching photo could not be found in the Times archived at Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/se...ges/results/); thus these identifications are uncertain.

    Top Row (L-R): Charlie Moran (SS), Bill Wolfe (P), Case Patten (P), Beany Jacobson (P), Bill Clarke (C/1B), Joe Cassidy (SS).
    Second Row (L-R): Bill (John) O'Neill (CF), Happy Townsend (P), Mal Kittridge (C), Frank Huelsman (CF)?.
    Center: Patsy Donovan (RF/Mgr.).
    Third Row (L-R): Kip Selbach (LF), Tom Hughes (P), Lew Drill (C)?, Barry McCormick (2B).
    Bottom Row (L-R): Hunter Hill (3B), Highball (Howard) Wilson (P), Davey Dunkle (P)?, Al Orth (P/LF/CF), Bill Coughlin (3B), Jake Stahl (1B).

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    Last edited by RUKen; 10-14-2015, 05:53 AM.

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    Another group photo of this team has surfaced:

    Top Row (L-R): Al Orth (P/LF/CF), Happy Townsend (P), Lew Drill (C), Joe Cassidy (SS), Patsy Donovan (RF), Case Patten (P), Jake Stahl (1B), Kip Selbach (LF).
    Middle Row (L-R): Bill Coughlin (3B), Charles Moran (SS), Barry McCormick (2B), Boileryard Clarke (C/1B).
    Bottom Row (L-R): Jack Thoney (CF/RF), Malachi Kittridge (C/Mgr.*).
    *This photograph must have been taken prior to the May 8th transfer of Jack Thoney's contract to the New York Highlanders, thus Kittridge is indicated here as the manager rather than Patsy Donovan, who took over the job after the game on May 9th.

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    Probably Pitcher Del Mason
    This is definitely a member of the 1904 Senators; it most closely resembles right-hander Mason.

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    Pitchers Tom Hughes (left, road uniform) and Al Orth (right, alternate home uniform)

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    Pitcher Case Patten

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    ---------------Barry McCormick------------------------------Beany Jacobsen----------------------Barney Wolfe-----------

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    ---Umpire Silk O'Loughlin with Senator in the background---


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    Last edited by RUKen; 10-13-2015, 11:59 AM.

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    -----------Joe Cassidy-------------------------------------------------Hunter Hill-------

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    -----------------------------Jake Stahl--------------------------------Malachi Kittredge---------

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    Last edited by RUKen; 11-14-2013, 02:53 PM.

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    May 1904 Team Photograph

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    Patsy Donovan

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    Charlie Moran

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    Bill O'Neill in his Boston uniform (left) prior to joining the Senators in 1904, and (right) in a Washington uniform

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    Last edited by RUKen; 05-18-2016, 05:48 AM.

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    Carl Horner composite

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    Manager Patsy Donovan

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