- Mr. Ted Learner and the Washington Nationals front office
- United States of America
Roy Sievers career highlights:
• Set season and franchise home run records for the Washington Senators in 1954, ‘55, ‘56 and ’57, 180 total in 3,547 AB
• 1957, hit six HR in six straight games, tying Ken Keltner and Lou Gehrig
• One of only 4 players to hit pinch hit grand slam home runs in both the Al and NL
• 9 walk off career home runs
• 1957 HR, RBI, and total bases champion (42/114/331) Beat out Williams and Mantle
• Nine 20 HR seasons (’54-’62) Four 100 RBI seasons (’54, ’55, ’57, ’58)
• 318 Home Runs, 1,147 RBI, 1,703 Hits, lifetime .267 Batting Average
• Four time All Star (’56, ’57, ’59, ’61)
, Sievers' "Star" status and his prodigious home run production from 1954 through 1959 increased attendance for the cellar dwelling Senators by over 40%, forcing the parsimonious owner Calvin Griffith to abandon offers to move the franchise to either LA, San Francisco, or Minneapolis until 1960, when both leagues agreed to expansion. If it were not for Roy Sievers, Griffith would have moved the club in 1956 and possibly left a baseball void in Washington until 2005. Without Roy Sievers, there would have been no Frank Howard and no Washington Nationals franchise.
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Washington Nationals honor Roy Sievers by placing him in the Ring of Honor at Nationals Park, Washington DC.
The Roy Sievers into the Nationals Ring of Honor petition to Mr. Ted Learner and the Washington Nationals front office was written by Paul Scimonelli and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.