Uniform & Team History
The uniform is an actual hand-me-down from the 1960 Washington Senators of the American League and was worn by outfielder Dan Dobbek, whose name is stitched inside the shirt. Dobbek appeared in 110 games for the 1960 Senators during the parts of three seasons he played in the big leagues. When the Senators relocated to Minneapolis after the 1960 season and were reborn as the Minnesota Twins, their old road uniforms were passed on to the Middleboro Senators, a farm team for the expansion Washington Senators that replaced the old Senators in 1961.
Paul “Lefty” Wennik, a UMass/Amherst baseball star, signed with the expansion Washington Senators in 1961 and played the ’61 season in Middleboro. This was his uniform.
Oldtime Game History
Wennik has held onto the uniform top over the years. When he was inducted into the UMass Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, Wennik – and his uniform — were invited to the Oldtime Baseball Game.
Cambridge native Bobby Fournier of Salem State College wore it 2007-09.