July 2007 archive

Jul 11

Washington D.C. Baseball History – July 1907

Walter Johnson was pitching for the Weiser “semi-pro” team in the Idaho State League. The 19-year old hurler was so dominating that he caught the attention of many Major League scouts from the east. In late June the Washington Senators Manager Joe Cantillion sent injured catcher Cliff Blankenship to Idaho to scout the young phenom. …

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Jul 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – July 7, 1937

President Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President to attend an All-Star game as he throws out the first pitch at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. The 31,391 fans in attendance at the 5th All-Star game saw Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig drive in four runs with a home run and a double to lead …

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