To celebrate the home opener, I’ve put together a youtube playlist of Washington, D.C. baseball Opening Days over the years, starting with Herbert Hoover and continuing through Lyndon Johnson and resuming with Bush and Obama.
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.
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 […]