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    Jan 29, 1969 - Washington manager Jim Lemon is fired.

    Dec 3, 1968 - Robert E. Short‚ Democratic National Committee treasurer‚ buys the Senators for $10 million. Jim Lemon will retain 15-20 percent.

    Nov 27, 1967 - The New York Mets send P Bill Denehy and $100‚000 to the Senators for Washington's manager‚ Gil Hodges. Jim Lemon is named manager of the Senators.

    Jun 9, 1963 - The Phils score 5 runs in the 9th inning on homers by Don DemeterJim Lemon and Johnny Callison to tie the Reds 7-7. Philadelphia scores again in the 10th inning to win 8-7.

    Sep 17, 1960 - The surprising 4th-place Senators fall to a game above .500 when Ted Williams' 2-run HR off Pedro Ramos gives Boston a 2-1 win. Muffett allows just 3 hits‚ including Jim Lemon's 38th HR‚ in a quick 1 hr: 40 minute win. A late collapse-15 losses in the final 18 games-will drop Washington to 5th place‚ but that will still be the club's best finish in 7 years. The club will continue its improvement in Minnesota.

    Jun 12, 1960 - The Tigers and Senators combine for 11 homers in their DH split‚ with the Nats hitting 8 roundtrippers. Jim Lemon hits 3 homers‚ one in game 1‚ an 8-2 win‚ and a pair in the nitecap loss‚ 12-5. Colavito has a pair in the nitecap for Detroit and winning pitcher Frank Lary also goes deep.

    Sep 12, 1959 - The Indians win‚ 7-2‚ over Washington behind the pitching Gary Bell‚ but fail to gain on the first place White Sox. Rocky Colavito hits his 41st homer‚ while Jim Lemon connects for his 30th‚ the only solid hit off Bell.

    Sep 5, 1959 - Jim Lemon of Washington knocks in 6 runs in the 3rd inning‚ on 2 HRs‚ tying 2 ML records. Washington scores 10 in the inning to triumph over Cleveland 14-2.

    Jun 13, 1957 - For the 2nd time this year‚ Ted Williams hits 3 HRs-off Early Wynn and Jim Lemon-in a 9-2 Boston win over the Indians. Williams is the first to do this in the AL. Ted was so disgusted with his pregame hitting that he tossed his bat 50 feet in the air.

    Sep 26, 1956 - Jim Lemon of the Senators sets a ML record for strikeouts by a batter in one season with 138. This surpasses Larry Doby's mark of 121‚ set in 1953. The Senators lose to the Red Sox 8-4.

    Aug 31, 1956 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower is in attendance as Jim Lemon of the Senators slugs 3 consecutive HRs‚ off Whitey Ford‚ in a night game against the Yankees. But New York still wins‚ 6-4. Mantle has a homer‚ off Camilo Pascual‚ for the Yanks.

    Apr 7, 1956 - Call it the lemonfruit league. Jim Lemon of the Washington Senators matches Kaline with 8 RBIs in a 16-12 win over the Reds in grapefruit league play. He gets walked his first three times up‚ then hits a double‚ triple and grand slam.

    Jul 19, 1955 - Chattanooga (SA) OF Jim Lemon clouts 4 home runs in the league's all-star contest‚ as the all-stars defeat the first-place Birmingham club‚ Lemon has 7 RBIs.

    Jun 12, 1954 - The Washington Senators purchase OF Jim Lemon from the Indians.

    Sep 17, 1950 - The A's take a 9-0 lead on Cleveland‚ then finally defeat the Indians‚ 10-9 in 11 innings when rookie OF Jim Lemon throws to the wrong base. The throw allows Wahl to score from 1B on Mike Guerra's single.

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