1949 Washington Senators season

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1949 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1949 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association George Myatt and Fred Walters
B Havana Cubanos Florida International League Oscar Rodríguez
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Woody Wheaton
B Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League Clyde McDowell
C New Castle Nats Middle Atlantic League Bill Mongiello
D Orlando Senators Florida State League Red Dulaney, Walter Zurowski and George Myatt
D Fulton Railroaders KITTY League Ivan Kuester
D Concord Nationals North Carolina State League James Calleran
D Emporia Nationals Virginia League Morrie Aderholt

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Notes[edit]

  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

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