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1968 Washington Senators season

The 1968 Washington Senators season involved the Senators finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 65 wins and 96 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Opening Day starters

Season standings

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1968 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Casanova, PaulPaul Casanova 96 322 63 .196 4 25
1B Epstein, MikeMike Epstein 123 385 90 .234 13 33
SS Hansen, RonRon Hansen 86 275 51 .185 8 28
LF Howard, FrankFrank Howard 158 598 164 .274 44 106

Other batters

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
Coggins, FrankFrank Coggins 62 171 30 .175 0 7
French, JimJim French 59 165 32 .194 1 10
Cullen, TimTim Cullen 47 114 31 .272 1 16
Valentine, FredFred Valentine 37 101 24 .238 3 7

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 33 223 12 16 3.27 139
Bertaina, FrankFrank Bertaina 27 127.1 7 13 4.66 81

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 46 139 2 9 3.69 63

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Higgins, DennisDennis Higgins 59 4 4 13 3.25 66
Baldwin, DaveDave Baldwin 40 0 2 5 4.07 30
Knowles, DaroldDarold Knowles 32 1 1 4 2.18 37
Jones, SteveSteve Jones 7 1 2 0 5.91 11
Cox, CaseyCasey Cox 4 0 1 0 2.35 4
Denehy, BillBill Denehy 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

Awards and honors

League leaders

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Geneva Senators New York-Penn League Joe Marchese

Notes

References

  • 1968 Washington Senators team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1968 Washington Senators team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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