Austin Senators

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The "Austin Senators" is the name of various minor league baseball teams based in Austin, Texas, USA which played on-and-off between 1898 and 1964. Different incarnations of the Senators have played in the Texas League (1888-1890, 1905, 1907-1908, 1911-1914, 1956-1967), Texas-Southern League (1896), South Texas League (1906) Middle Texas League (1915) and Texas Association (1925-1926). In 1915, the Senators moved to the Middle Texas League and won two games as the "Austin Representatives" before relocating to Taylor, Texas due to severe flooding.[1] From 1956-1967 they were affiliated with the Milwaukee Braves. For the final three seasons of their existence, they were known as the "Austin Braves."[2] After the 1967 season, the team relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana, depriving Austin of professional baseball for the rest of the twentieth century.[3]

Over the course of their existence, they won multiple league championships. Their first came in 1906 under manager Warren Gill. They won their next in 1907 under Brooks Gordon. In 1911, they won their third under manager Dale Gear. They won their final league championship in 1959 under the guidance of Ernie White. In that season, Charlie Gorin threw a no-hitter against the Mexico City Diablos Rojos.[1] On the fiftieth anniversary of their championship season, members of the 1959 team reunited in Central Texas where they were honored during a Round Rock Express series and given championship rings.[4]

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