Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 29

Mickey Vernon and Musical Star Gwen Verdon

The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, located in Delaware County, PA,  is a non-profit museum with the purpose of celebrating the life and career of Mickey himself and the athletes of his home county.  It is funded strictly by donations. Mickey Vernon died on September 24, 2008.  Two months before he died, he and I were taking a trip to …

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Apr 29

The Joyful Sendoff of 1969

The Passion of Washington Baseball Fans Part 2: The Joyful Sendoff of 1969 After their triumphant return home from the late June into early July road trip that left them with a winning record, the 1969 Senators stumbled into the All-Star break with a 51-50 record. Still, all baseball marveled at the makeover Ted Williams …

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Apr 28

The Good Guys Wore White

During the first 66 years of the 20th Century, most major league baseball teams wore sparkling white flannel uniforms for their home games, and gray uniforms on the road. There were exceptions. For instance, the 1906-09 Washington Nationals wore dark blue uniform pants and jersey tops on the road, but aside from other rare occasions, …

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Apr 27

Breaking News: Zim to DL; Harper Gets Callup

The “Face of the Franchise” and the “Future of the Franchise” will cross paths in Los Angeles on Saturday, when the Nationals place third-baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list and recall outfielder Bryce Harper from Class Triple-A Syracuse. The team announced the move today on its Twitter feed, as the team prepared to …

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Apr 25

Zimmerman’s Injury Worse Than Expected as Road Trip Begins

The Nationals are looking at the possibility of another possibility of another extended stretch without third baseman Ryan Zimmerman as they open a six-game West Coast Road trip that will offer the toughest test of the season thus far. Zimmerman was expecting to return Tuesday night after missing Saturday’s game with right shoulder inflammation, but …

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Apr 25

Bucky Harris Hall of Fame Induction

Stanley “Bucky” Harris Hall of Fame induction 1975 I was very fortunate to have accompanied my father, as invited guests, of the Harris family to the induction of “Bucky” Harris into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1975. As many of you are aware, Bucky Harris was known as “The Boy Wonder” player-manager for …

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Apr 24

Atherton from Penn State

Washington has seen many unique players, none more so than the talented Atherton. Charles Morgan Herbert Atherton, a natural athlete, excelled on the fotball and baseball teams at Penn State.[1]  In 1894 in a football game against Oberlin, Atherton booted a 20-yard place kick goal from the field, giving his team a 9-6 come-from-behind. Prior to this, …

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Apr 18

Washington D.C. Baseball History on Facebook

The Washington D.C. Baseball History group on Facebook is a great place for you to share your stories with other Washington baseball fans. If you are a fan of baseball in the Nation’s Capital, you should join this group that currently has 141 members, as you most likely will already know some of the current …

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Apr 16

Streak Over, Nats Look to Rebound

It wasn’t close to the unbelievable 10-game winning streak that marked the Nationals inaugural 2005 campaign, but the team’s recent five-game run was enough to keep them in first place in the National League East, and the final three games of that streak gave them a third straight series win, this time over the Cincinnati …

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Apr 16

Out at Home

The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, located in Delaware County, PA,  is a non-profit museum with the purpose of celebrating the life and career of Mickey himself and the athletes of his home county.  It is funded strictly by donations. Mickey Vernon died on September 24, 2008.  Two months before he died, he and I were taking a trip to …

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