Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 31

Does Historical Milestone Mean Anything?

You tell me, do historical Washington baseball statistics mean anything? I personally think keeping historical numbers that span across the different Washington major league franchises are worth keeping and sharing with the current Washington baseball fans. The difficult decision is deciding what numbers you use. Do you go all the way back to the 1886 …

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Jul 21

D.C. Baseball History and The Battle of Bull Run

 On the 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Bull Run I think it is important that we remember all of the brave soldiers that fought on both sides of this devastating war. On July 2, 1861, on the grounds of the Ellipse, the Washington Nationals baseball club played a baseball game against a team that …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

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By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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Jul 14

Democrats and Republicans on the Baseball Diamond

Tonight at Nationals Park sixty-four members of the Senate and House will put on their baseball jerseys and ball caps to renewal their traditional Congressional Baseball Game that first started in 1909. At 7:05 this evening the Democrats will attempt to extend their winning streak to three games as the Republicans will try stopping the …

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Jul 11

Remembering the Last All-Star Game played in the Nation’s Capital

Major League baseball’s mid-summer classic was held at RFK Stadium on July 23, 1969. The sell-out crowd 45,259 that included President Richard M. Nixon witnessed some of the hardest hit home runs in All Star game history. In total there were five home runs hit during the 1969 All Star game. The National League went …

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Jul 09

Pups in the Park Goes Primetime

This evening the Washington Nationals will be hosting their second of three Pups in the Park for the 2011 season at Nationals Park. For those of you who love baseball and dogs the Pups in the Park is a true delight. The Dog Days of Summer has whole new meaning at Nats Park as the …

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