Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 25

The Bizarre Debut of Jouett Meekin or is it Mr. Stewart

The year is 1891, Benjamin Harrison is in the White House. It is a hot July day in Washington, the 5th of July to be exact. Washington has just swept an Independence Day doubleheader and the Colonels and the spectators hope the team can somehow turn around the train wreck of a season they have …

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Feb 24

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part One

During the next 15 weekends we are going to share with you The Game Comes Home Web Series about D.C. Baseball History. The Game Comes Home is a new weekly documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in Washington, D.C. Interviews with Dick Heller, Phil Wood, Hank Thomas, Charlie Brotman, Mark Gauvreau Judge, Timothy …

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Feb 21

MLB-TV to the rescue

Now it turns out, thankfully, that baseball-starved fans of the Washington Nationals won’t have to miss Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener after all — at least not those who have access to the MLB-TV cable network. The Nats’ game against the New York Mets in Port Lucie, Fla., will be shown on MLB, starting at 12:10 …

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Feb 21

Say No to MASN! Say No to Peter!

We want to thank Mr. Heller for his article, good job sir. It has prompted us to write this. Our anger with the MASN situation goes well beyond scheduling. Are we the only ones who are tired of the Baltimore slant to the broadcasts? The merry hunt to see where the game is, MASN or …

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Feb 20

MASN MAKES FIRST ERROR OF THE SPRING

I realize that Peter Angelos owns the MASN cable TV network and therefore is out to shaft the Nationals any way he can. Just look at the meager rights fees the Nats have received in recent seasons, although negotiations are under way to restructure financial matters more equitably. Having said that, let’s toss MASN a …

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Feb 18

Perceptions, a Young Rookie Comes to Town

It is chilly afternoon, the calendar is open to the date of 8 May 1891. Not a lot of spectators pay attention to the young 21 year old pitcher about to take his place in the box. He was small, just 5-6 in height and not an impressive physical specimen. He also has no reputation …

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Feb 17

Chuck Hinton: Remembering a good guy

  Originally posted on January 30, 2013 at http://dickheller.wordpress.com/   When the Alexandria Club of Grandstand Managers selected Chuck Hinton as the expansion Washington Senators’ MVP for 1962, the sports editor of the venerable Alexandria Gazette speculated — in print, yet — whether the African American outfielder would have to eat dinner in the George …

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Feb 17

The legend Dick Heller is our newest contributor

I am so honored and grateful that Mr. Dick Heller has offered to share his wonderful stories with D.C. Baseball History.com The senior sportswriter in Washington, D.C., Dick Heller is a best known as a columnist and editor for The Washington Star and The Washington Times. His columns on current sports topics and “The Way It …

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Feb 17

A Collector’s Big Score: The World of Sports Memorabilia

(Photo: FC Associates)

As someone who enjoys collecting sports memorabilia I am personally looking forward in attending this event.. Personally I think this evening will be very educational. I’m really interested in hearing what Frank Ceresi and Hank Thomas have to say about the world of sport memorabilia. I was told by Frank Ceresi told me that,folks are …

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Feb 14

Dunlap and Espinosa, Partners in Pain

The reports that Danny Espinosa will play ball in 2013 with a torn rotator cuff along with the reports out of Miami dampened some of the enthusiasm in our household for the upcoming season. Our cat remains unconcerned, displaying her feline indifference to everything but a plate of food and a clean liter box. Our …

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