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1949 Washington Senators season

1949 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Griffith Stadium (since 1911)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
    Manager(s) Joe Kuhel
    Local television WTTG
    (Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff, Howard Williams)
    Local radio WWDC (FM)
    (Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff, Howard Williams)
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    The 1949 Washington Senators won 50 games, lost 104, and finished in eighth place in the American League. They were managed by Joe Kuhel and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    On September 28, Senators pitcher Ray Scarborough ended Ted Williams' streak of most consecutive games reaching base safely at 84 games.[3] Scarborough gave up just four hits in a 4–1 complete game win over the Boston Red Sox. Johnny Pesky made the final out with Williams on deck.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
    Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
    Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
    Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
    Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
    Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
    St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
    Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1949 Washington Senators
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Evans, AlAl Evans 109 321 87 .271 2 42
    SS Dente, SamSam Dente 153 590 161 .273 1 53

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Ortiz, RobertoRoberto Ortiz 40 129 36 .279 1 11

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Scarborough, RayRay Scarborough 34 199.2 13 11 4.60 81
    Calvert, PaulPaul Calvert 34 160.2 6 17 5.43 52

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Hittle, LloydLloyd Hittle 36 109 5 7 4.21 32
    Pearce, JimJim Pearce 2 5.1 0 1 8.44 1

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    González, JulioJulio González 13 0 0 0 4.72 5
    Candini, MiloMilo Candini 3 0 0 1 4.76 1
    Dozier, BuzzBuzz Dozier 2 0 0 0 11.37 1

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

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    Notes

    1. ^ John Sullivan page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jim Pearce page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
    4. ^ Milo Candini page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References