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Baseball The Best Washington Senators of All Time  

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Though they're no longer in existence, the Washington Senators were one of the more known baseball teams of the first half of the 20th century. While there were some bright spots in the club's history, the Senators were best summarized by the San Francisco Chronicle's Charley Dryden when he wrote: "Washington: First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League." Despite the team's history of losing, that doesn't mean it didn't have a few great players over the years. Walter Johnson, aka "The Big Train," is widely known as one of the best pitchers in baseball history. Johnson wasn't the only Hall of Famer to play for the Senators. Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, Joe Cronin, Bucky Harris, Heinie Manush all are known for wearing the Senators cap in the Hall of Fame as well.

The Senators did win a World Series in 1924 that featured many of the best players in franchise history and in fact, the teams from 1911-1933 were among the tops in the major leagues. But alas, it wasn't meant to be. Even when the team moved to become the Minnesota Twins, the Senators couldn't win. Washington was awarded an expansion team in 1960, but that team too didn't have many winning days, and eventually moved to Texas to become the Rangers.

This is the list of the best Washington Senators players of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. 

1
84 11
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

2
30 7
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

3
39 14
Mickey Vernon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Mickey Vernon First baseman

4
31 8
Roy Sievers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Roy Sievers Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
29 7
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Eddie Yost Third baseman

6
33 11
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

7
21 3
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

8
23 4
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder

9
19 5
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

10
17 5
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

11
16 5
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Bucky Harris Manager, Second baseman

12
13 3
Rick Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Rick Ferrell Catcher

13
12 5
Firpo Marberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Firpo Marberry Pitcher

14
13 7
Muddy Ruel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Muddy Ruel Catcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
13 7
Cecil Travis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Cecil Travis Shortstop, Third baseman

16
13 8
Joe Judge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Joe Judge First baseman

17
10 6
Ossie Bluege is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Ossie Bluege Third baseman

18
9 5
Buddy Myer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Buddy Myer Second baseman

19
7 3
Joe Kuhel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Joe Kuhel Outfielder, First baseman

20
11 8
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Dutch Leonard Pitcher

21
9 6
Bob Porterfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Bob Porterfield Pitcher

22
8 5
Tom Zachary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Tom Zachary Pitcher

23
8 6
Buddy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Buddy Lewis Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

24
8 6
Casey Patten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Casey Patten Pitcher

25
7 5
George Mogridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
George Mogridge Pitcher

26
6 9
Bob Groom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Senators of All Time
Bob Groom Pitcher