Mark Hornbaker

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May 29

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – May 29, 2005

The Washington Nationals, the newest baseball franchise in D.C. ended a five game losing streak by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3 to 2. This one run victory would be the beginning of a five and a half week span that was one of the most enjoyable times in D.C. baseball history. The Nationals would …

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May 03

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – May 3, 1949

The Senators (3-11) arrive in Chicago (8-5) for a short two game series with the White Sox. The team is looking to snap a two game slide. In baseball, as in life, timing is everything. On the orders of White Sox GM Frank Lane the White Sox installed a shorter fence in the outfield. It …

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Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 14, 1910

Many great baseball traditions started here in the Nation’s Capital. One of the most famous of these traditions is throwing out the first pitch on opening day by the President of the United States. On April 14, 1910, William H. Taft started the tradition after umpire Billy Evans handed him the baseball. To the joy …

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Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 17, 1953

He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It was …

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