Karen and Kevin Flynn

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Name: Kevin Flynn
Date registered: February 29, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The District’s First World Series Game — May 3, 2017
  2. Umpire Leaves game under police protection. — May 2, 2017
  3. 1897 Violence on the Field — April 30, 2017
  4. The District’s First Professional Baseball Game — April 29, 2017
  5. The Great Fan Boycott — April 29, 2017

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May 03

The District’s First World Series Game

The first World Series game to be played in the District took place in 1887. Frederick Stearns, President of the National Champion Detroit franchise challenged the American Association St, Louis Club to a post season World Series. The series would be played not only in the home series but on the road in other League …

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May 02

Umpire Leaves game under police protection.

Thursday 2 September 1897 Pittsburgh 6 Washington 5 The concluding game of the series between the Pittsburgh’s and Washington’s at National Park was brought to a sensational finish in the eighth inning when Umpire Kick Kelly called the game with two out, two runs in, a man on third and one run necessary to tie …

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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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Apr 29

The District’s First Professional Baseball Game

RM Larner, the distinguished sports writers takes pen in hand to reminisce about the first professional base ball game played in Washington, 5 July 1866. The first time the people of Washington were called upon to pay an admission fee to witness a game of baseball in this city was in the summer of 1866. …

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Apr 29

The Great Fan Boycott

Washington has its fair share of bad owners, but the butcher boys from Philly were in a class by themselves. In August 1893 the Wagner’s announce that their will transfer their home games to several cities including Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia. The transfer of games to Philadelphia was done without proper League approval and has …

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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

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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Feb 05

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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