Wednesday’s Uni Watch, showed several photos of a prototype 1950 Washington Nationals road jersey from the collection of Tony Cocchi. Apparently, after many years of wearing a block W, there was talk of putting the official team name on the jersey. Back then, Senators and Nationals were used interchangeably, but the former name had more [...]
There is a brand new book about D.C. baseball is coming out – “You Gotta Have Heart” by Frederic Frommer, an AP reporter. On Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m., at the Grand Slam Sports Bar in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, at 1000 H Street NW (between 10th and 11th Streets in the Penn Quarter neighborhood). [...]
Bryce Harper in 2013 Home Run Derby; Harmon Killebrew vs. Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays in the 1960 TV version
Tonight is annual Home Run Derby as part of the All-Star Game festivities at Citi Field New Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.,. Bryce Harper will be the first Washington Nationals representative in the Derby and his father, Ron, is pitching to him (The Wash. Times).
4:1 odds the high water mark of the [...]
Jordan Zimmermann and his awful post-game shirt (Nats Enquirer) is the first National League 6-game winner of 2013. From The Post – Nationals vs. Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann, Bryce Harper lead way to another win:
The Nationals’ starting rotation includes three all-stars and a former sixth overall pick. The best of them, though, is the 26-year-old Wisconsin [...]
Cuba’s former MLB star Marrero turns 102 – BBC News
The oldest living Major League Baseball player, Connie Marrero turned 102 today. He played for the Washington Senators in the 1950s. He went 39-40 with three winning seasons. His stats from Baseball Reference.
Marrero recently got a lump sum in lieu of the pension he never [...]
PRESS RELEASE: 2013 DC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored before April 28 Nationals-Reds game – nationals.com
This coming Sunday, a number of people are being inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame, as selected Charlie Brotman and Comcast SportsNet’s Andy Ockershausen. Those to be inducted include:
Elgin Baylor – Former NBA All-Star and [...]
Yesterday, Thom Loverro of The Wash. Examiner reminded us that today is the 60th anniversary of Mickey Mantle’s famed 565-feet home run – Thom Loverro: Sixty years later, still feeling Mickey Mantle’s clout in D.C.
Mantle hit the powerful homer off of Chuck Stobbs of the Washington Senators. The ball blasted past an advertising sign out [...]
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. [...]
Here is a good example of why you should read D.C. Baseball History every day:
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 [...]
BOB GREENE: No one will ever name a sports team this way – CNN
Washington, D.C. probably has the strangest history with the nicknames of their sports teams. The NBA’s D.C. team was the Washington Bullets (originally Baltimore Bullets), but owner Abe Pollin changed the name to the generic Wizards because his friend Israeli prime minster [...]