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1961 Washington Senators

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1962

61-100, Finished 9th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mickey Vernon (61-100)
GM: Edward Doherty, Farm Dir: Hal Keller
Scored 618 runs, Allowed 776 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-97

Ballparks: Griffith Stadium · Attendance: 597,287 (10th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 97

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1962 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

November 28, 1960

Drafted John Gabler from the New York Yankees in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ray Semproch from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

November 29, 1960

Signed Danny O'Connell as a free agent.

December 14, 1960

Drafted Pete Daley from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

Drafted Bobby Shantz from the New York Yankees as the 2nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Dave Sisler from the Detroit Tigers as the 4th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Johnny Klippstein from the Cleveland Indians as the 6th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Pete Burnside from the Detroit Tigers as the 8th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Carl Mathias from the Cleveland Indians as the 10th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ed Hobaugh from the Chicago White Sox as the 12th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Hal Woodeshick from the Minnesota Twins as the 14th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Tom Sturdivant from the Boston Red Sox as the 16th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Hector Maestri from the Minnesota Twins as the 20th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Dutch Dotterer from the Kansas City Athletics as the 22nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Dale Long from the New York Yankees as the 28th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Bob Johnson from the Kansas City Athletics as the 32nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Billy Klaus from the Baltimore Orioles as the 34th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Johnny Schaive from the Minnesota Twins as the 36th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Willie Tasby from the Boston Red Sox as the 37th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Gene Woodling from the Baltimore Orioles as the 39th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Marty Keough from the Cleveland Indians as the 41st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim King from the Cleveland Indians as the 43rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Chuck Hinton from the Baltimore Orioles as the 46th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Chet Boak from the Kansas City Athletics as the 50th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Gene Green from the Baltimore Orioles as the 52nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Dick Donovan from the Chicago White Sox as the 54th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Rudy Hernandez from the Minnesota Twins as the 56th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Leo Burke from the Baltimore Orioles as the 1st pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Haywood Sullivan from the Boston Red Sox as the 3rd pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Joe McClain from Charleston (American Association) as the 5th pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Bob Davis from the Kansas City Athletics as the 18th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Red Wilson from the Cleveland Indians as the 24th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ken Aspromonte from the Cleveland Indians as the 26th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ken Hamlin from the Kansas City Athletics as the 30th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Dean Chance from the Baltimore Orioles as the 48th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Traded Ken Aspromonte to the Los Angeles Angels. Received Coot Veal.

Traded Dean Chance to the Los Angeles Angels. Received Joe Hicks.

Traded Bob Davis to the Los Angeles Angels. Received Jim Mahoney.

Traded Ken Hamlin to the Los Angeles Angels. Received Bud Zipfel.

Returned Red Wilson to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

December 16, 1960

Traded Bobby Shantz to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Harry Bright, Bennie Daniels and R C Stevens.

December 29, 1960

Traded Haywood Sullivan to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Marty Kutyna and cash.

1961

Signed Carl Bouldin as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ed Brinkman as an amateur free agent.

Signed Roy Heiser as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jack Jenkins as an amateur free agent.

Signed John Kennedy as an amateur free agent.

Signed Don Loun as an amateur free agent.

January 4, 1961

Sold Leo Burke to the Los Angeles Angels.

April 7, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Ray Semproch to the Los Angeles Angels.

June 5, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Hal Woodeshick to the Detroit Tigers. Received Chuck Cottier.

June 21, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Ron Stillwell as an amateur free agent.

June 29, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Tom Sturdivant to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Tom Cheney.

July 19, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Mike Garcia as a free agent.

September 5, 1961 (Standings)

Released Mike Garcia.

September 6, 1961 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ken Retzer. The Washington Senators sent Chet Boak (October, 1961) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 16, 1961 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Claude Osteen. The Washington Senators sent Dave Sisler (November 28, 1961) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

September 25, 1961 (Standings)

Selected Fred Green off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October 5, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Dick Donovan, Gene Green and Jim Mahoney to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jim Piersall.

October 14, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Schaffernoth and Dave Tyriver from the Cleveland Indians.

November 21, 1961

Sold Coot Veal to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Ken Hamlin from Toronto (International) in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ray Rippelmeyer from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jim Hannan from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 first-year draft.

December 15, 1961

Traded Marty Keough and Johnny Klippstein to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Bob Schmidt and Dave Stenhouse.

1962

Signed Bob Baird as an amateur free agent.

Signed Wayne Comer as an amateur free agent.

Signed Barry Moore as an amateur free agent.

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1962 Trades and Transactions