Highlights from baseball Opening Day in Washington D.C. from the 1920s to 2016. From Griffith Stadium to RFK to Nationals Park, the Senators and Nationals have featured presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Bush and Obama for the ceremonial pitch.
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In 1953, New York Yankees CF Mickey Mantle hit the first “tape-measure” home run in Griffith Stadium off of Chuck Stobbs.
DICK HELLER: The spirit of Griffith lingers 50 years later – The Wash. Times On this day in 1961, the Washington Senators era at Griffith Stadium came to a close. Contrary to the madness of the 1971 finale when rowdy fans caused a forfeit in advance of the Senators leaving to “some jerk town with