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1968 Washington Senators season

1968 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • D.C. Stadium (since 1961)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) James Lemon
    Manager(s) Jim Lemon
    Local television WTOP
    Local radio WTOP
    (Dan Daniels, John MacLean)
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    The 1968 Washington Senators season involved the Senators finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 65 wins and 96 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • July 30, 1968, Ron Hansen of the Senators had an unassisted triple play. He caught a line drive, touched second base and tagged the runner coming from first base.[2]

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
    Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
    Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
    New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
    Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
    Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
    California Angels 67 95 .414 36
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
    Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 Washington Senators
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 Casanova, PaulPaul Casanova 96 322 63 .196 4 25
    1B Epstein, MikeMike Epstein 123 385 90 .234 13 33
    SS Hansen, RonRon Hansen 86 275 51 .185 8 28
    LF Howard, FrankFrank Howard 158 598 164 .274 44 106

    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
    Coggins, FrankFrank Coggins 62 171 30 .175 0 7
    French, JimJim French 59 165 32 .194 1 10
    Cullen, TimTim Cullen 47 114 31 .272 1 16
    Valentine, FredFred Valentine 37 101 24 .238 3 7

    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
    Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 33 223 12 16 3.27 139
    Bertaina, FrankFrank Bertaina 27 127.1 7 13 4.66 81

    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
    Bosman, DickDick Bosman 46 139 2 9 3.69 63

    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
    Higgins, DennisDennis Higgins 59 4 4 13 3.25 66
    Baldwin, DaveDave Baldwin 40 0 2 5 4.07 30
    Knowles, DaroldDarold Knowles 32 1 1 4 2.18 37
    Jones, SteveSteve Jones 7 1 2 0 5.91 11
    Cox, CaseyCasey Cox 4 0 1 0 2.35 4
    Denehy, BillBill Denehy 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

    Awards and honors

    League leaders

    All-Stars

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References