May 2011 archive

May 18

D.C. Baseball History – You Make The Call

A couple of days ago I posted a story titled Washington D.C. Baseball on Facebook, in the story I added a D.C. Baseball History Extra. The extra piece was a photo that is titled You Make The Call. The photo was sent to me by Mr. Jim Vankoski who is the curator of The Mickey …

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May 17

Harmon Killebrew Dies at the age of 74

We are just hearing the sad news that Harmon Killebrew passed away this morning at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 74. Late last week the news broke that Harmon decided to stop his cancer treatment for esophageal cancer. As it was very sad to hear about Harmon stopping the treatment it …

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May 14

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Big Train gives up First Earned Run in 55 Innings

May 14, 1913 – Washington Senators’ Walter Johnson streak of consecutive shutout innings pitched ended at 55 2/3 innings. The Senators star pitcher gave up a run against the St. Louis Browns in the 4th inning of the game that was played at Sportsman’s Park. Johnson improved his record to 8-0 as the Senators outscored …

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May 04

The Our Babe Marker Mystery is Solved

Last fall I went to the Rockville Union Cemetery to take some pictures of Walter Johnson’s grave site for a future story. This was the first time in forty years I visited the site where Walter Perry Johnson and his wife Hazel Lee Johnson are buried. During my visit at the cemetery I noticed a …

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