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Washington Senators

SPORTS FRANCHISE

Three unrelated major league franchises have called themselves the Washington Senators. The first Senators were known as the Washington Statesmen and played in the American Association in 1891, before being renamed the Senators and joining the National League the following season. This original Senators franchise never had a winning season, and disbanded after the 1899 season as the National League contracted from twelve teams to eight.

The second Washington Senators team began play in 1894 as a minor league team, the Kansas City Blues of the Western League. After the 1899 season, the league re-named itself the American League and the Kansas City franchise was relocated to Washington DC, replacing the original NL Senators. Became a big league team in 1901, when the American League declared itself a major league in competition with the National League. Remembered locally as the "Old Senators", this team won AL pennants in 1924, 1925, and 1933, and won the World Series in 1924. The franchise was relocated to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul in 1961, and renamed the Minnesota Twins.

The third Washington Senators franchise was an American League expansion team in 1961, replacing the Old Senators as they left town and known locally as the "New Senators". In 1972, this franchise was relocated to Dallas, playing in suburban Arlington as the Texas Rangers and leaving Washington DC without major league baseball until 2005, when the Montreal Expos franchise was transferred to the District of Columbia, and rechristened the Washington Nationals.

Location:
Washington, DC

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tommy Byrne
Baseball
31-Dec-1919 20-Dec-2007 MLB pitcher, Mayor of Wake Forest
Joe Cronin
Baseball
12-Oct-1906 7-Sep-1984 Shortstop on 7 All-Star teams
Curt Flood
Baseball
18-Jan-1938 20-Jan-1997 Tried to topple MLB's antitrust exemption
Lefty Gomez
Baseball
26-Nov-1908 17-Feb-1989 El Goofy
Goose Goslin
Baseball
16-Oct-1900 15-May-1971 MLB Hall of Famer
Whitey Herzog
Baseball
9-Nov-1931   The White Rat
Gil Hodges
Baseball
4-Apr-1924 2-Apr-1972 Eight-time All-Star
Jackie Jensen
Baseball
9-Mar-1927 14-Jul-1982 American League MVP, 1958
Walter Johnson
Baseball
6-Nov-1887 10-Dec-1946 American League MVP in 1913 and 1924
Harmon Killebrew
Baseball
29-Jun-1936 17-May-2011 Minnesota Twins
Heinie Manush
Baseball
20-Jul-1901 12-May-1971 MLB Hall of Famer
Denny McLain
Baseball
29-Mar-1944   Cy Young Award winner, embezzler
Jimmy Piersall
Baseball
14-Nov-1929   Crazy center fielder
Sam Rice
Baseball
20-Feb-1890 13-Oct-1974 Washington Senators Hall-of-Famer
Al Simmons
Baseball
22-May-1902 26-May-1956 Lifetime batting average .334
George Sisler
Baseball
24-Mar-1893 26-Mar-1973 Batted .420 in 1921
Ted Williams
Baseball
30-Aug-1918 5-Jul-2002 Cryonically preserved .400 hitter
Early Wynn
Baseball
6-Jan-1920 4-Apr-1999 MLB Hall of Famer
Don Zimmer
Baseball
17-Jan-1931   Red Sox, Padres, Cubs, manager


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