Here is a good example of why you should read D.C. Baseball History every day:

April 4

1948 Prior to an exhibition game in Orlando between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Senators, A’s owner-manager Connie Mack, age 85, and Senators’s owner Clark Griffith, age 78, stage a footrace. After entering the field in an ambulance, Mack and Griffith race from 3rd base to home plate and finish in a tie.

Also, Gil Hodges, the Washington Senators manager for several years in the 1960s was born on this day. He was mostly known as one of the great Brooklyn Dodgers and as manager of the miracle Mets that won the 1969 World Series. He should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame for the sum of both parts of his baseball career.

As for D.C. Baseball History, there is also an active Facebook Group. Now all they need to do is get the modern Nationals into the “This Date in…” feature.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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