Category Archives: History

Emmett Ashford, first black MLB umpire, made debut at RFK Stadium on this day in 1966

On this day in 1966, the first black umpire made his debut, nearly 19 years to the day after Jackie Robinson made his playing debut. Emmett Ashford umpired third base in the Cleveland Indians vs. Washington Senators Opening Day game at RFK Stadium. Cleveland would defeat Washington, 5-2 before 44,468. Boxscore – Baseball Reference. D.C.

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30 years later, the short and strange history of the USFL’s Washington Federals – Q&A with David Kendrick

Thirty years ago today, the Washington Federals and the United State Football League debuted. I was pretty young, so I don’t remember too many specifics other than one of my older neighbors had his birthday party at a game and another one was still using a Federals key chain a decade later. I also remember

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Redskins first championship was 75 years ago today

Today was the 75th anniversary of the Washington Redskins first NFL Championship which concluded their first season in D.C. As always, Dan Steinberg looked back at how The Post covered it on DC Sports Bog. Here is the lede: “In a wild, frenzied battle for points on the frozen turf of Wrigley Field, the deft

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