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Griffith Stadium from the air in 1925

Best Aerial Photo of Griffith Stadium in 1925

We’ve looked for a high resolution image of Griffith Stadium for quite some time. We finally dug one up at the National Archives. Check it out below. Source: National Archives Here’s another great one we found.
1925 World Series game at Griffith Stadium - Washington v. Pittsburgh

Washington Senators’ Last World Series

In the 1925 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the defending champion Washington Senators in seven games.
Griffith Stadium in Washington during the 1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Rare 1956 Color Photos Inside Griffith Stadium

These are so cool. We found them on Twitter by one of our favorite tweeters, @MLBcathedrals. These photos are from 1956 during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Firemen putting out the Boundary Field fire

Nationals Ballpark Destroyed by Fire Three Weeks Before Opening Day

GoDCer Rych sent in a couple great photos which piqued our interest in the fire that destroyed our old ballpark. No, not Griffith Stadium (where was the stadium and what did it look like like?), but the...
Walter Johnson in 1907

The Time Walter Johnson Pitched 18 Innings in One Game!

Walter Johnson is one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and on May 15, 1918, he delivered a performance that stood out from any of his other games. He pitched a total of 18 innings...
1925 Washington Senators

Senators Demolish the Yankees in 1925 Home Opener at Griffith Stadium

We found this great composite of photos summarizing the opening game for the Washington Senators against the New York Yankees at Griffith Stadium, on April 22, 1925 – 89 years ago last week! This was the...
Griffith Stadium in 1925

Detailed Aerial Photo of Griffith Stadium and Neighborhood

Now this is a terrific photo of Griffith Stadium, taken from the air. We posted a smaller version of this yesterday but we wanted to share the much larger version with you independent of that post....
Griffith Stadium

Where Was Griffith Stadium in Washington?

Griffith Stadium was the home of the Washington Senators. It sat just north of Florida Ave near Howard University.
Fans outside Griffith Stadium on October 10th, 1924

Ghostly Image of Fans Waiting for 1924 Washington Senators

I love these old crowd shots. You can pick out some fascinating faces and some ghostly ones. This photograph is from October 10th, 1924 and the team just won the World Series, beating the New York...
Fats Domino in the 1950s

Rowdy Rock ‘n’ Roll: Fats Domino Banned From Griffith Stadium

Beer wasn’t the only thing banned from Griffith Stadium. Rock ‘n’ roll music was not allowed either. The Washington Post wrote about Fats Domino being banned from performing at Griffith Stadium in August 1957. District Commissioners...
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 Altrock, with his clown teammate Al Schacht.
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 optimistic about our team. When you read this post, you’ll know why....
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 a teetotaling prohibitionist. He was adamantly opposed to permitting the sale of...
Homestead Grays in 1944 (Smithsonian)

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 fan, watch the whole thing. It’s an excellent history on the Homestead...
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 doubleheader on Saturday, September 29th, followed by a Sunday afternoon game. Already...
Griffith Stadium from the air in 1960 (Wikipedia)

Griffith Stadium Meets the Wrecking Ball

The site of so many wonderful baseball and football memories, Griffith Stadium, had its life ended by the brutal swings of a wrecking ball in 1965. The hapless doormat of the American League, the Washington Senators...
Senators play the Athletics at Griffith Stadium in front of 460 fans - September 8th, 1954 (Washington Post)

Smallest Crowd Ever at Griffith Stadium for Senators Game

Tonight’s game against the Phillies will likely have a crowd nearly 100 times larger than the one that witnessed the old Washington team play the other old Philadelphia team (i.e., the team that one day would...

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...