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Opening Day 1957: President Eisenhower greets Washington manager Chuck Dressen while VP Richard Nixon looks on in Washington, D.C.

Nats: D.C. Opening Day newsreels and video from the Hoover administration to 2016

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.

50 years ago today, Griffith Stadium hosted its last game

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

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