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Fats Domino in the 1950s
Griffith Stadium Beer Garden Opens: Rock 'n' Roll Music Banned, Fats Domino Banned from Performing
Fats Domino was banned from performing at Griffith Stadium in August 1957. The Washington Post wrote about the decision, which was made on the advice of the Metropolitan Police department to protect citizens from potential rowdy crowds.
women dancing on the field at Nationals game - 1924 (vanishedamerica.com)
Women Dancing on the Field at a 1924 Washington Nationals Game
Step back in time to 1924 and witness a bizarre sight - women dancing on the field at a Washington Nationals game. Thanks to Vanished Americana for this gem.
Dutch Leonard circa 1945
A Look Back at the 1945 Washington Senators: The Last Time Washington Battled for a Pennant in the Final Weeks of the Season
Take a look back at the last time Washington was in the running for a pennant! GoDCer Marty from Chevy Chase, MD shares the story of the 1945 Washington Senators, the last time a Washington baseball team battled for a pennant in the final weeks of the season.
Griffith Rooftop boxes (griffithstadium.com)
Griffith Stadium: From Prohibition to Beer Gardens in 1956
Learn the history of Griffith Stadium, where owner Clark Griffith was an adamant prohibitionist before finally allowing the sale of beer in 1956. Read all about it here!
Homestead Grays in 1944 (Smithsonian)
The Homestead Grays: A Nostalgic Look at the Negro League Baseball Team
Take a nostalgic look at the Homestead Grays, the Negro League baseball team that was founded in Pittsburgh and eventually closing out their existence at Griffith Stadium. Watch the whole video for appearances from former Mayor Anthony Williams and a great history lesson.
Babe Ruth at bat against Washington
Babe Ruth's Last Hurrah in Washington: A Look Back at the 1934 Season
Take a look back at Babe Ruth's last hurrah in Washington in 1934. Read the Washington Post article from the next day, and learn about the Mighty Man of Baseball's 22-year career. Plus, see photos of the Babe in action!
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.
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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 of a double header. A player gets pulled today for a hangnail.
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,...

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