Friday, November 21, 2008
Picture Of The Day
Washington Senators Third Baseman/Shortstop Ron Hansen is thrown out at Home Plate by Boston Red Sox First Baseman George Scott in the bottom of the 5th innning at D.C. Stadium (Later RFK)--on May 8th, 1968. Boston Catcher Elston Howard makes the tag. Howard was the first African-American Player to win The American League Most Valuable Player Award, while with The New York Yankees in 1963. Nearly three months later, Hansen would make the 7th unassisted Triple Play in Major League Baseball History and last one until 1992--24 years later--during the first inning of a July 30th, 1968 game at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. Ironically, three days later, The Washington Senators traded Ron Hansen back The Chicago White Sox for, even more ironically--Tim Cullen. One of the very same players Hansen was traded to Washington for at the very beginning of the 1968 Season.
Yes, The Expansion Senators were a little strange, but I loved them. They were My Washington Senators.
Photo by Art Rickerby (Life Magazine)