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Day: October 11, 2012

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Nov. 28, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Marion Leech." Daughter of sportsman and tennis impresario Abner Y. Leech Jr., and whose fans evidently could not contain themselves. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative.

Great Colorized Photo of Girl Tennis Player (1921)

You have to love these amazing colorized photos from Shorpy (B&W one here). This is a photo of Marion Leech, the daughter of Abner Y. Leech and a student at Friends school (i.e., currently Sidwell Friends School). A couple of

Ted Williams on the cover of Sports Illustrated

D.C.’s Biggest-Ever Baseball ‘Scoop’

It was perhaps the biggest baseball ‘scoop’ in Washington, DC history: Ted Williams to return to baseball in 1969 as manager of the Washington Senators. The story behind the story is even more delicious. Russ White, a young baseball beat

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