During their 3 year stay here, the Senators in the midst of one of the few times that they were considered to be an excellent team. The lowly Senators were always last in the American League, but they were an 84-69 2nd place team in 1943 and featured some great players besides the 6 knuckleballers including a future Hall of Famer who came to College Park... Early Wynn (18-12, 2.91). After an off year in 1944, the Senators would again come to camp at the University of Maryland with a hopeful team in 1945.
Dutch Leonard was preparing to go 17-7 2.19 while Roger Wolff was en route to a 20 win season as Washington again came up just short with a 2nd place, 87 win season. When the 1945 season ended, so did the war. The Senators went back to their famed Spring Training home... Tinker Field in Orlando where they (and the subsequent Twins when they moved to Minnesota) would spend a total of 57 years training at every spring. During their 3 years stint here in College Park however, the Senators would field some of the best teams they would ever have in their franchise history.