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May 15

Day Three of Howard’s Home Run Streak

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard takes Jose Santiago deep in the top of the first inning. Howard’s two run …

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May 14

Day Two of Howard’s Home Run Streak

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During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats.   Frank Howard didn’t waste anytime as he unloaded a two run home run in the …

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May 12

Ryan Zimmerman’s Hit Streak reaches Thirty

May 12, 2009 At AT&T Park 24 year-old Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 30 games as the Nationals loss to the San Francisco Giants 9-7. Zimmerman extended the streak in the top of the first inning when he hit a single to center field. By extending the hit streak to 30 games Zimmerman …

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May 12

Nats pull off Triple Steal

May 12, 1927 — In the third inning of an eventual loss to the White Sox at Comiskey Park, Washington’s Tris Speaker, Sam West and Joe Judge pulled off one of baseball’s rarities — a triple steal. Speaker, taking advantage of Chicago right-hander Ted Blankenship‘s deliberate windup, broke from third base and easily beat Blankenship’s toss to the …

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Apr 30

Arrested for keeping a Foul Ball

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         On April 30, 1901, Charles Clarke, a resident of 740 “H” Street in Northeast Washington was arrested after picking up a foul ball that flew over the grandstand at American League Park and onto Trinidad Avenue. Clarke, described by the Washington Post as weighing over 200 pounds, retrieved the ball and ran to “I” …

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Apr 25

Is this fun enough for you?

The Nationals have a new slogan this season, and it’s probably not the one the marketing team envisioned. Instead of the “One Pursuit” tagline the team rolled out for the 2016 season, what seems to have caught on with the fans is Bryce Harper’s seemingly impromptu “Make Baseball Fun Again.” Spawned in the the wake …

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Apr 16

Strasburg’s professional debut

JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News, 2010

April 16, 2010 Harrisburg, PA Washington Nationals 21 year-old prospect Stephen Strasburg can’t control the rainy weather on the day of his professional debut. At  Metro Bank Park, a record 7,895 crowd withstand multiple rain and lightning delays. For a brief time the power actually went out at the stadium. Strasburg will only throw 2.1 …

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Mar 18

The Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting: A wish that became a reality

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I remember a chilly spring afternoon about twenty-two years ago, when I stepped into one of the many souvenir stores in Wrigleyville, Chicago’s nostalgic neighborhood intimately linked to Wrigley Field and baseball, while wearing my letterman-style jacket that sported a big curly W on the chest and the word “Senators” sewed on the back. Most …

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Feb 24

Frank Howard belts homer off Lolich 05/19/68 – Video

During a six game stretch from May 12, 1968 to May 18, 1968 the 6’7″ tall and 270lbs, Frank Howard punished the opposing pitchers by hitting a Major League-record 10 home runs in a span of 20 at bats. Frank Howard hits two more home runs off of the Tigers’ starter Mickey Lolich. The home …

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Feb 21

4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

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4th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present: The 4th Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-8111 The afternoon event is free to attend. Agenda: 1:00 – 1:30 – Meet and Greet …

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