Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 11

The New Washington Senators

While (now) ”classic” songs such as “Blue Moon” by the Marcels, “Runaway” by Del Shannon and “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K. Doe were playing over local transistor radios throughout the D.C area, the new Washington Senators were playing their first ever spring training game in Florida. The date was Saturday, March 11, 1961, and the expansion version of the Washington Senators — …

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Mar 10

Playing Pepper with the Nationals

I recently answered a few questions for Daniel Shoptaw’s “C70 At the Bat” St Louis Cardinals blog about the Nationals prospects for the 2013 season. My answers are below: 1) How would you grade the offseason?I’d give it an A. The Nationals acquired players to shore up their two most glaring weaknesses: Speed in the …

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Mar 09

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part Three

During the next 13 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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Mar 05

McGuire vs. the Kid

One of the oddities of the 1891 season was the conflict that played out during the season between James “Deacon” McGuire and Wilfred “Kid” Carsey. In August Kid Carsey’s father sends a letter to a local paper documenting what many people have long suspected. Mr. WA Carsey of this city, and father of the young …

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Mar 04

Alexander Donoghue Jumps Ship

This story exhibits the fine madness that played out during the summer of 1890. Washington rejected by the majors found itself in the minors, the Atlantic Association, to be exact. It is a period of turmoil. There are three major leagues and the local rooters complain that they are tired of the legal fighting that …

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Mar 01

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part Two

During the next 14 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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