These were the heroes who owned the summers of the 1960s.
Pete Richert and Frank Howard.
Chuck Hinton and Dick Bosman.
Don Lock and Dick Donovan.
Eddie Brinkman and Claude Osteen.
During the summers of the 1960s, the heroes of Washington D.C. wore Senators uniforms. On their best days (which were, admittedly, rare), they were entertaining and inspiring. They smote hated rivals and sent their best to the All-Star game, in the decade when that mid-summer classic moved under the lights … and into prime time.
On their worst days, these Senators heroes broke our hearts, squandering late-inning leads and pre-season hopes … but they never lost our devotion.
They were the heroes of our youth. Now their stories are collected in
Senators Heroes: Remembering the Washington Senators Who Helped Make the 1960s Baseball’s Real Golden Age.
The book profiles the best (and a few of the worst) of the Washington Senators of the 1960s. In all, there are 62 profiles of the infielders, outfielders, catchers and pitchers who played for the Washington Senators in the 1960s.
Do you remember …
The hard-throwing right-hander who struck out 21 batters in a single game? (page 73)
The Gold Glove shortstop who lasted 15 years in the majors … but never had a batting average higher than .266? (page 13)
The left-handed pitcher who struck out the first six major league batters he faced)? (page 96)
The All-Star outfielder who blasted 10 home runs in six consecutive games in 1968? (page 45)
The outfielder who was the franchise’s first .300 hitter … and whose .310 average was fourth-best in the American League in 1962? (page 44)
The right-handed pitcher who once came within one error of pitching a perfect game … and made that error himself? (page 70)
The slugging center fielder who was the franchise’s home run leader … until Frank Howard arrived? (page 52)
The right-handed starter who led the American League in earned run average in 1961? (page 78)
The catcher who batted .237 in his first season with the Senators … good enough to make the All-Star team? (page 64)
The veteran pitcher who led the team with a 12-11 record its first season, and never had another winning season for the Senators? (page 77)
Their stories are here. Enjoy the memories.
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