Managers of the Washington Senators

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Washington Senators organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

"Washington also caught the baseball bug." - Harold Seymour in Baseball : The Early Years (1960)
Washington Senators

Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB


Mike Scanlon

13 67 .162 8 th 60


John Gaffney

15 25 .375


46 76 .377 7 th 32


Walter Hewett

10 29 .256 8 th 37½


Ted Sullivan

38 57 .400


John Morrill

13 38 .255 8 th 41


Arthur Irwin

28 45 .384

Washington Senators Managers & Finishes

This particular Washington franchise was admitted to the National League on January 16, 1886, and was often called the Washington Statesman.

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On October 1, 1888, Washington catcher and future hall of fame manager Connie Mack lose the lead to Indianapolis in the eighth inning. Mack began to complain about pain in his finger and the injury lasted until nightfall causing the score to revert back to the last complete inning which gave Washington the victory.

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