Tag: Babe Ruth

Washington’s Last World Series

We are guaranteed to play postseason baseball after last night's win over the Dodgers. Our magic number to win the National League East is...
Babe Ruth at bat against Washington

Babe Ruth’s Final Game and Home Run as a Yankee

Babe Ruth and the Yankees came to town in September of 1934 for one last hurrah. They were to play the Senators in a...

Babe Ruth Runs Into Wall; Knocked Unconscious

Babe Ruth lying unconscious at Griffith Stadium - July 5th, 1924 (Library of Congress) To continue our baseball...
Lou Gehrig in 1939 (NY Daily News)

In Hotel Lobbies: Lou Gehrig Celebrates the New Year in Washington

The Iron Horse himself, Lou Gehrig, was in our city to celebrate the start of a new year in 1929. He was staying at...
Babe Ruth exiting the West Wing

Babe Ruth Visits the White House

This is a man who needs no introduction. Babe Ruth was the biggest celebrity in America during the 1920s. On December 7th, 1921, he was...
Babe Ruth signs up for the New York National Guard

Babe Ruth Enlists in the National Guard

The most popular man in America, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, arrived with the New York Yankees in May of 1924 to play two games...

Man Arrested After Frantic Drive on Dupont Circle … and Babe...

I guess D.C. has always had bad drivers. This one is from December 7th, 1930. A dizzy clockwise circle of an automobile around Dupont Circle,...