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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On February 27, 1917, Manager Clark Griffith wanted to “abolish the Nationals.” The Washington nickname officially lasted nearly 40 more years and was revived in 2005.
Your browser does not support iframes. On Friday, Washington, D.C.’s all-time home run leader, Frank Howard was added to the Ring of Honor. He’s the only non-Hall of Famer in the ring which is no longer restricted to just that membership. Howard is also immortalized in a statue (that the D.C. Fine Arts Commission installed)
DC vs. StL! The Nationals series win over the Cardinals was Washington’s first sweep in St. Louis since 1951 (Senators vs. Browns)