During their 25th Anniversary Season in 2011, the Senators selected their All-Time team. If you’ve ever wondered about the pictures hanging up on the first base concourse, that would be their choices for the all-time Senators. Along with those selections, The Patriot-News also polled local baseball “experts” (I was involved hence the quotes) on which former players were the best in franchise history.
However, I’ve often wondered about the best seasons ever compiled by Harrisburg players. So, over the next couple of weeks I am going to go through position by position and select my choices for the greatest seasons as a Senator. (Note: For terms of this exercise, I only considered the position a player played most frequently)
First, we’ll start behind the plate…
Michael Barrett – 1998
32 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR
78 R, 87 RBI, 7 SB
The former first-round pick had a monster season that saw him finish in the top ten of the Eastern League in six offensive categories. Barrett was named the Montreal Expos Minor League Player of the Year as he helped lead the Senators to the championship.
The Best of the Rest:
Rob Natal (1991) .256/.359/.438, 16 2B, 3 3B, 13 HR, 47 R, 53 RBI, 1 SB
Derek Norris (2011) .210/.367/.446, 17 2B, 1 3B, 20 HR, 75 R, 46 RBI, 13 SB
Tom Prince (1987) .307/.401/.430, 23 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 41 R, 54 RBI, 6 SB
Brian Schneider (1999) .264/.318/.435, 19 2B, 1 3B, 17 HR, 48 R, 66 RBI, 2 SB
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