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Herb Plews and Russ Kemmerer, former Senators players, pass away

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  • Herb Plews and Russ Kemmerer, former Senators players, pass away

    Plews played for the Senators from 1956 to 1959. He was involved in this big transaction: "February 8, 1956: Traded by the New York Yankees with a player to be named later, Lou Berberet, Dick Tettelbach and Bob Wiesler to the Washington Senators for Bobby Kline and Mickey McDermott. The New York Yankees sent Whitey Herzog (April 2, 1956) to the Washington Senators to complete the trade." and later, this one: "June 11, 1959: Traded by the Washington Senators with Dick Hyde to the Boston Red Sox for Billy Consolo and Murray Wall."

    Herb Plews, the only local area athlete to play Major League Baseball, died on Friday of natural causes in Boulder, Colorado. He was 86.

    Plews played for the Washington Senators from 1956-58, and the Boston Red Sox in 1959. Best known for his defensive skills as a middle infielder and third baseman, he finished with a career .262 batting average in the big leagues.
    Read more:

    http://helenair.com/sports/baseball/...a2339e7ab.html

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    Kemmerer pitched for the Senators from 1957 to 1960. He was involved in this notable trade: "April 29, 1957: Traded by the Boston Red Sox with Milt Bolling and Faye Throneberry to the Washington Senators for Bob Chakales and Dean Stone."

    Russell Kemmerer ... former MLB player,completed his final innings in the game of life on Monday December 8th 2014. ...

    He signed his 1st Major League contract with the Boston Red Sox at the age of 18. His big league career spanned a total of 11 years pitching for Boston, Washington,Chicago and Houston. Following his retirement from baseball, Russ's passion for his fellow man led him into the ministry ,where he pastored several area churches.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ind...?pid=173434771

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