The Washington Senators, 1901-1971

The Washington Senators, 1901-1971

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The Washington Senators have a special place in baseball history as one of the most unsuccessful teams ever to play the game. The Nats (as headline writers had dubbed them by midcentury) got their start in 1901 thanks to Byron Bancroft qBanq Johnson and endured 71 up-and-down seasons in the American League, which was created at the same time as the Washington ballclub. This huge work exhaustively chronicles the capricious history of the Washington Senators from the beginning to the end in 1971, with detailed information on the management and players who kept the organization going in good and bad times. Insights on how the team fit into the American League as well as statistics covering the team's records throughout its existence and the lifetime records of all members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played with the Washington Senators are also provided.But he was right back at it in the fifth, arching a shot into the faraway centerfield bleachers oa€o Lee Stange, making it four ... simply as a€œthe streaka€ had taken on a life of its own, and was still livinga€”eight home runs in five games and counting.

Title:The Washington Senators, 1901-1971
Author:Tom Deveaux
Publisher:McFarland - 2001-07-01


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