1968 Washington Senators season

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1968 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James H. Lemon
General manager(s)George Selkirk
Manager(s)Jim Lemon
Local televisionWTOP
Local radioWTOP
(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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 9–9 10–8 11–7 7–11 8–10 10–8 13–5 9–9 14–4
Boston 9–9 9–9 14–4 10–8 6–12 9–9 10–8 8–10 11–7
California 8–10 9–9 8–10 7–11 5–13 7–11 6–12 5–13 12–6
Chicago 7–11 4–14 10–8 5–13 5–13 10–8 6–12 10–8 10–8
Cleveland 11–7 8–10 11–7 13–5 6–12 14–4 10–8–1 6–12 7–10
Detroit 10–8 12–6 13–5 13–5 12–6 10–8 10–8–1 13–5–1 10–8
Minnesota 8–10 9–9 11–7 8–10 4–14 8–10 12–6 8–10 11–7
New York 5–13 8–10 12–6 12–6 8–10–1 8–10–1 6–12 10–8 14–4
Oakland 9–9 10–8 13–5 8–10 12–6 5–13–1 10–8 8–10 7–11
Washington 4–14 7–11 6–12 8–10 10–7 8–10 7–11 4–14 11–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Paul Casanova 96 322 63 .196 4 25
1B Mike Epstein 123 385 90 .234 13 33
SS Ron Hansen 86 275 51 .185 8 28
LF Frank Howard 158 598 164 .274 44 106

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
Frank Coggins 62 171 30 .175 0 7
Jim French 59 165 32 .194 1 10
Tim Cullen 47 114 31 .272 1 16
Fred Valentine 37 101 24 .238 3 7

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
Joe Coleman 33 223 12 16 3.27 139
Frank Bertaina 27 127.1 7 13 4.66 81

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
Dick Bosman 46 139 2 9 3.69 63

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
Dennis Higgins 59 4 4 13 3.25 66
Dave Baldwin 40 0 2 5 4.07 30
Darold Knowles 32 1 1 4 2.18 37
Steve Jones 7 1 2 0 5.91 11
Casey Cox 4 0 1 0 2.35 4
Bill Denehy 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Wayne Terwilliger
AA Savannah Senators Southern League Buddy Hicks
A Burlington Senators Carolina League Len Johnston
A Salisbury Senators Western Carolinas League Billy Klaus
A-Short Season Geneva Senators New York–Penn League Joe Marchese

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1968 Washington Senators team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1968 Washington Senators team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.