Tag: baseball

Opening Day 1913 … Play Ball!

First pitch for 2013 is only a few hours from now ... Seriously, I am so pumped for baseball. The sting of our last...
National Bohemian advertisement from 1955

It’s Not Who Won or Lost the Game…It’s How You Sold...

With DC Beer Festival taking over Nationals’ Park last weekend (March 23-24), it provides a timely reminder of how closely intertwined baseball and beer...
Takoma 4 - Petworth 3 - Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900

Takoma Defeats Petworth in Hotly Contested Game

The good old days of Washington amateur baseball. There were hundreds, if not thousands of articles mentioning match-ups between different neighborhoods. This one from...

1909 Walter Johnson Baseball Card

Ghosts of DC is getting pumped for Washington Nationals 2013 baseball! In preparation for this year, here is the patron saint of Washington, D.C....
Bryce Harper Sports Illustrated cover - Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Roy Sievers, Bryce Harper and Sports Illustrated

In 1958, Roy Sievers of the Washington Nationals (i.e., Washington Senators) was one of the best sluggers in the game. The previous year, he...
five Georgetown baseball players in 1928

Georgetown Hoya Baseball Five

What a great baseball moment, frozen in time. The photo shows five Georgetown baseball players in 1928.
Washington Post sponsored "bulletin board" for the 1912 Boston AL vs. New York NL World Series. (Library of Congress)

Baseball Gameday Circa 1912

GoDCer Ben sent along a great photo of the Washington Post baseball scoreboard circa 1912 (the same year the Titanic sank). It's remarkable how this...
Washington Nationals in 1924 turn back the clock uniforms

The Pain of an Epic Nats Loss … in 1879

This post is a form of catharsis as I'm still recovering from the emotional trauma of Friday night. Sitting in left field (aka, Nats...
Jayson Werth (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

10/11/12: Werth It!! Historic Win for D.C. Baseball

I've had the pleasure of witnessing some great moments in D.C. baseball history ... opening day 2005 at RFK, opening day 2008 at Nats...
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...
Harmon Killebrew 1956 Topps baseball card

Washington Senators Move to Los Angeles in 1957

We're a little late on this, but ... this day in history (minus 12 days), 56 years ago, the Baltimore Sun reported a rumor...
Earl Whitehill of the Washington Senators

Earl Whitehill: Washington’s Last Lefty 20-Game Winner

Congratulations Gio Gonzalez! You are the first 20-game winner for Washington baseball in 59 years, when Bob Porterfield accomplished the feat. Not only that,...

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...
women dancing on the field at Nationals game - 1924 (vanishedamerica.com)

WTF? Scantily Clad Women Dancing on the Field at Senators Game

I'm not sure how to explain this one ... it's just bizarre. Thanks to Vanished Americana for this gem. That's our good buddy and Columbia Heights resident, Nick...
Buddy Lewis

Buddy Lewis: All-Star Third Baseman and War Hero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq_K3pwevmA This is a tremendously obscure YouTube video, but for any baseball nuts in the GoDC community, you'll dig this. The video features Buddy Lewis, former...
Dutch Leonard circa 1945

A Cautionary Tale: the 1945 Senators

This is a guest post by GoDCer Marty from Chevy Chase, MD. Much like the rest of us, he is nervously excited and cautiously...
Josh Gibson, Homestead Graysvideo

Don’t Forget Josh Gibson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7AkM2usAi8 We have posted a couple times about the legendary slugger Josh Gibson. He is both a fascinating subject to learn about and a terribly...
Griffith Rooftop boxes (griffithstadium.com)

Griffith Stadium Beer Garden Opens

Prohibition lasted at Griffith Stadium well past the official repeal. You may not know this, but unfortunately for Senators fans, owner Clark Griffith was...
1904 Washington Senators

Nationals Almost Renamed Washington Teddies

Nats fans, you are not going to believe this. This just might be the best obscure trivia we have uncovered about D.C. baseball. We used...
Homestead Grays in 1944 (Smithsonian)video

Homestead Grays: Gone But Not Forgotten

This is awesome, with a few appearances from former Mayor Anthony Williams (nice bow tie dude!).  If you're a baseball fan and a history...
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...