Karen and Kevin Flynn

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Name: Kevin Flynn
Date registered: February 29, 2012

Latest posts

  1. 1897 Violence on the Field — April 30, 2015
  2. Jud Smith — February 5, 2015
  3. The Mysterious Death of Thomas Noyes — January 6, 2015
  4. Veterans Day Special – James “Jimmy” Trimble III — November 11, 2014
  5. Washington’s First Post Season Series — October 8, 2014

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  2. The World Champion 1880 Washington Nationals, The Players — 1 comment
  3. The First Nationals — 1 comment
  4. 2014 Predictions – Pitching — 1 comment
  5. Nationals fall to Detroit 4 June 1886 — 1 comment

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Apr 30

1897 Violence on the Field

1897 saw an increase in rowydism. None suffered more than the umpires. While the 1897 Mercer Ladies day riot has gotten some press there was one incident in Cincinnati that gets little mention. Cincinnati, Aug. 4. On account of threatening weather only two thousand persons witnessed today’s double header. In the first game Billy Rhines …

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Feb 05

Jud Smith

Jud Smith

Jud Smith Jud Smith was born 13 January 1869 in Green Oak, Michigan. He attended Ohio State, making him one of the few college educated players of his era. What follows is the September 1887 review of him by Sporting Life. Judson G. Smith, Washington’s new third baseman, has been a professional since 1890, when …

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Jan 06

The Mysterious Death of Thomas Noyes

During the past week local social, business and base ball circles were shocked by the publication of a story to the effect that the late President Thomas O. Noyes, of the Washington Club was not a victim of pneumonia, as had been stated, but that his death was due to violence, either by way of …

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Nov 11

Veterans Day Special – James “Jimmy” Trimble III

During work on an article on the connection between Washington baseball and Japan I came upon the story of Mr. James, “Jimmy” Trimble. While some have read about him, I found it compelling enough to submit it. Trimble played for St. Albans was the best high school pitcher in the District. A natural athlete he …

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Oct 08

Washington’s First Post Season Series

On 8 October 1880, an Inter-league playoff series is hastily arranged between the Washington Nationals, champions of the National Association and the Chicago White Stockings, champions of the National League. The games will be played in Washington and Baltimore. The National League Champion Chicago White Stockings The White Stockings finished first in the National League …

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Jul 29

The Biggest Nat

On the left Milton Haefner at 5-08 and at right Robert Estalella at 5-07

Not too many players are discovered stocking shelves but it happened to Richard Ahrens. Joe Cambria, scout for the Washington Senators walked into a grocery store. Here is his tale “I found him in a grocery store. He was behind the counter reaching fir some cans on the top shelf. And when I saw him …

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Jul 02

George Wagner vs. John H Roche

It is the summer of 1893; the nation is in the grip of an economic depression. The status of the game in Washington is not well either. The National League’s second entry in Washington is in serious trouble. The Wagners have done poorly and in an attempt to generate more revenue they transfer games away …

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Jun 12

Departmental League of 1894

The Department League flourished in Washington. The league was a counterpart to the industrial leagues in other cities. The completion was said to be first rate and fans might recognize some of the names listed below. In late September 1894, The Washington Star comments on the successful 1894 Departmental Base Ball League season. “The Departmental …

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Jun 06

6 June 1944 D-Day

The 100th anniversary of the D-Day invasion is now but 30 years in the future. On that date a time capsule will be opened at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The sacrifice of those who participated is remembered today. The Allied invasion force, from the Navy, Army and Air Force, comprises nearly 400,000 …

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Jun 04

Nationals fall to Detroit 4 June 1886

A 3-2 loss to the Wolverines in eleven innings. Detroit is able to outlast Washington in a well played contest. The highlights are the three great catches by Ned Hanlon. Charlie “Pretzels” Getzien the win, his second in the series, Dupee Shaw gets the loss. Umpire York. Line-up, Hines-Cf, Carroll-Lf, Start-1b, Baker-Rf, Knowles-2b, Gilligan-C, Force-SS, …

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