August 2007 archive

Aug 28

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Gabby’s Monumental Catch

August 28, 1908 To settle a bet between two gentlemen, Washington Senators catcher Charles “Gabby” Street agreed to try to catch a baseball dropped from the Washington Monument, attempting to replicate the feat allegedly achieved by Chicago Colts catcher Pops Schriver on August 24, 1894. On the morning of August 21, 1908 Gabby set up …

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Aug 27

Will history be made in RFK Stadium?

Will history be made in RFK Stadium? With Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants in town for a three-game series, it may be the last time someone has a chance to hit a ball as far as Frank Howard’s famous blasts still marked with the white painted seats in RFK. When I attended my …

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Aug 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – August 7, 1915

Sam “Man O’ War” Rice makes his major league debut as a relief pitcher at the age of 25. Rice is put in the game after the Chicago White Sox took an early lead against the Senators. The Senators were not able to come back and give Rice the win in his debut as the …

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