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Day: April 20, 2012

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Babe Ruth Runs Into Wall; Knocked Unconscious

I can guarantee you will never see a player do this today. Babe Ruth was knocked unconscious for five whole minutes and stayed in the game, going 3 for 3 ... AND played the second game of a double header. A player gets pulled today for a hangnail.

Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg - July 7th, 1937 (Library of Congress)

We Want Beer! The 1937 All-Star Game at Griffith Stadium

This … picture … is … awesome. This is why I love baseball. I could almost end the post with just this picture because it’s just that amazing. The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held in Washington at Griffith Stadium. The Senators were between mediocre and lousy by then, but this was reason […]

Connecticut Avenue bridge wreck in 1925 (Shorpy)

Car Plunges Off Connecticut Avenue Bridge Killing Two

Here’s a tragic story. On Tuesday, June 16th, 1925, a family was driving down Connecticut Avenue towards the city and in a split second, veered off the road, through a guard railing and plunged 75 feet off of Klingle Ford Bridge. Henry A. Thayer, chief of the supply division of the U.S. veterans’ bureau, and […]

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