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Karl Olson from the Chronology
Apr 17, 1956 - President Eisenhower throws out the first ball in Washington-actually two balls both replicas of Spalding's 1876 ball and the Yanks and Senators each hit 3 HRs the only time this has happened on Opening Day. Hitting LH Mickey Mantle has 2 tape measure CF blasts over 500 feet off Camilo Pascual as the Yanks win easily 10-4. Berra is 4-for-4 with a double and homer and 5 RBIs to ease the way for winner Don Larsen. Camilo Pascual takes the loss. Karl Olson has two homers for Washington the only time in history a Senator has gone deep twice on opening day and rookie Dick Tettelbach hits another his only major league round tripper. All but Mantle take advantage of the new shortened dimensions of Griffith Stadium. For the 3rd consecutive opener President Dwight D. Eisenhower throws out the first ball and stays for 9 innings.
Nov 8, 1955 - The Senators trade stalwarts Mickey Vernon Bob Porterfield Johnny Schmitz and Tom Umphlett to the Red Sox for 5 young players: P Dick Brodowski P Truman Clevenger P Al Curtis and outfielders Neil Chrisley and Karl Olson.