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Anacostia High School Indians baseball team in 1939 (Library of Congress)
The 1939 Anacostia High School Indians: Underdogs in the D.C. Public High School Baseball League
The 1939 Anacostia High School Indians were a brand new team in the D.C. public high school baseball league. Despite being an underdog, they had a strong season and even made it to first place. Read the story of their season here!
RFK Stadium
When Baseball Returned to RFK Stadium in 1987
On April 5th, 1987, a charity exhibition game between the world champion New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies brought baseball back to Washington, DC after 16 years. Read the story of the cold and wet game at RFK Stadium and Washington's desire for a team.
Willie McCover 1974 Topps Washington "Nat'l Lea"
San Diego Padres Move to Washington for 1974 Season
Can you believe the San Diego Padres almost moved to DC? In fact, it was approved, and ready to go. And then, it didn't happen. Read on to learn why.
Senators play the Athletics at Griffith Stadium in front of 460 fans - September 8th, 1954 (Washington Post)
The Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics: A Crowd of 460 Witnessed a 5-4 Comeback Win
The Washington Senators faced off against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1954 in front of a crowd of only 460. The Senators made a comeback, winning 5-4. Check out the box score and related articles here.
Washington fans express their outrage at Bob Short moving team to Texas in 1971
Washington Senators Move to Texas
Bob Short, owner of the Washington Senators moved the team to Arlington, Texas following the 1971 MLB season. Baseball wouldn't return to D.C. until 2005.
Walter Johnson in 1907
A Look Back at Walter Johnson's Debut in Washington with the Nationals
105 years ago, Walter Johnson made his debut with the Nationals in Washington and went on to become one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League history. Learn about his journey from Idaho to Washington and his first game with the Senators.
Chevy Chase Circle (Wikipedia)
3 Things You Didn't Know Happened at Chevy Chase Circle
Take a trip to the far reaches of the District and learn about 3 things you didn't know happened at Chevy Chase Circle: a tragic suicide, a cricket match, and a tornado!
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. Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC – July 7th, 1937 (Library of Congress) 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,...
1913 Washington Senators
Celebrating Baseball in Washington: An Archival Video
Celebrate baseball in Washington with this archival video featuring footage and photos from the early years of the Washington Senators. Get out and support our hometown team!
Three Things That Happened at the Washington Monument
Three stories about the Washington Monument, including a woman jumping down the elevator shaft, a baseball thrown from the top, and a sniper shooting and killing a bomber.

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