Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 14, 1910

Many great baseball traditions started here in the Nation’s Capital. One of the most famous of these traditions is throwing out the first pitch on opening day by the President of the United States. On April 14, 1910, William H. Taft started the tradition after umpire Billy Evans handed him the baseball. To the joy …

Continue reading »

Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 17, 1953

He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It was …

Continue reading »