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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. By any measure, this

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 beer in his stadium.

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 Grays, the Negro League

Babe Ruth at bat against Washington

Babe Ruth’s Last Game 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 having lost the American

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.

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