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Washington Senators (1961–1971) (MLB)

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    Don Zimmer (1931 - 2014)
    Donald William Zimmer (January 17, 1931 – June 4, 2014) was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his de...
  • Dallas Green (1934 - 2017)
    This article was written by Gregory H. Wolf:“I express my thoughts. I’m a screamer, a yeller, and a cusser. I never hold back,” Dallas Green said after he was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies...
  • Roy Edward Sievers (1926 - 2017)
    Overcoming potentially career-ending shoulder injuries in the early 1950s to develop into one of the most feared sluggers of his era, Roy Sievers became just the 18th player to hit 300 home runs. With ...
  • Jimmy Piersall (1929 - 2017)
    A Hall of Fame personality By Mike Puma"They tried to put me into a small sanitarium and I ran away. I had just gotten so wound up that I lost all control of my memory," said Jimmy Piersall on ESPN Cl...
  • Marty Keough
    Martin Keough (born April 14, 1934 in Oakland, California) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1956 through 1966 for the Boston Red Sox (1956–60), Cleveland Indians (1960), ...

The franchise was established in 1961 as the Washington Senators, an expansion team awarded to Washington, D.C., after the city's first American League ballclub, the original Washington Senators, moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. After the 1971 season, the new Senators moved to Arlington, Texas, and debuted as the Rangers the following spring.