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  • Shelby Whitfield, Chuck Hinton and Milt Bolling, former Senators figures, pass away

    Radio broadcaster Shelby Whitfield called games for the Senators from 1969 to 1970 and later wrote a book, called Kiss It Goodbye, which was critical of the team's owners.

    Shelby Whitfield, a former play-by-play announcer for the Washington Senators who wrote a critical book about the team’s owner in the early 1970s and later managed an all-star cast of announcers for ABC Radio, died Feb. 5 at a rehabilitation facility in Jackson, N.J. He was 77.

    He had complications from diabetes, a daughter, Shauna Lawrence, said.
    Read more:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...e2a_story.html

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    Chuck Hinton spent four solid years in Washington, from 1961 to 1964, hitting .280 while average 12 home runs and 23 stolen bases a year. In 1962, he hit .310 in 598 at-bats.

    With great sadness we announce the passing of our founder Chuck Hinton. In 1982, his alumni was born. His legacy will remain, #RIP
    https://www.facebook.com/MajorLeague...51476668495864

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    Milt Bolling was an original Senator, joining the team partway through the 1957 season, after beginning the campaign with the Boston Red Sox. He slugged 12 doubles and four home runs in 277 at-bats for the Senators.

    MOBILE, Alabama - Hank Aaron Stadium, the home of the Mobile BayBears, is linked to the rest of the Port City by Bolling Brothers Boulevard. Earlier today, one of the namesakes of that street died.

    Milt Bolling, who went from Mobile to spend seven seasons playing baseball in the American League, died this morning at age 82 at Providence Hospital, his brother, Frank Bolling, said.
    Read more:

    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2..._milt_bol.html

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