Two Dudes Named Slim. Who is Taller?

Excited about the upcoming baseball season? The Nats are going all in, especially with their last signing. The dude on the right is Philadelphia’s Slim Harriss and the one on the left is Washington’s Slim McGrew.

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April 28, 1923. Washington, D.C. "McGrew of Nationals, Harriss of Athletics." Two tall pitchers -- Washington's Slim McGrew goes up against Philadelphia's Slim Harriss. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
April 28, 1923. Washington, D.C. “McGrew of Nationals, Harriss of Athletics.” Two tall pitchers — Washington’s Slim McGrew goes up against Philadelphia’s Slim Harriss. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

This must be mislabeled, because there was no game on April 28th, 1923. They played to a 10-10 tie on the 27th, and no word on whether it was completed. Possibly, the game was rained out. On the 26th, Slim Harriss pitched and lost to Tom Zachary of the Nationals.

P.S. Farewell Michael Morse. We’ll miss you.

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • archie27

    I see the attire that fans wear to the ballgames hasn’t changed much in 90 years.