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Jan 22

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records – Updated

D.C. Baseball All-Time Hitting Records Updated on 1/22/2017 by Mark Hornbaker                     Top 25           Top 25   Rank Number of years played in Washington Years Rank Number of games played for Washington Games Rank Number of At Bats AB 1 Walter …

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Jan 16

Batboy Missed But Not Forgotten

I received this story from Jim Ryan and I wanted to share it with you. John Kurtz was actually the regular batboy/ballboy along with Bill Turner and me. Bob Farmer took John’s place on the night that Sid Sussman, reporter for the Evening Star came to Griffith Stadium, took photos and wrote the article on …

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Jan 16

Newsreel of the Washington Senators winning 1924 World Series

The Library of Congress recently found nearly perfectly preserved nitrate film of a “Kinograms” newsreel showing the Washington Senators winning 1924 World Series    

Jan 09

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 9 Senators Birthdays William Frederick Conroy B Jan. 9, 1899 D Jan. 23, 1970 Senators Short Timer Bill Conroy played in 18 games with the 1923 Senators at 1st and 3rd base. He’d depart the scene with a lifetime .133 batting average. Bill Conroy career record Leroy Louis Dietzel B Jan. 9, 1931 Still …

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Jan 07

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

5th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting Sponsored by Mark Hornbaker   D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present The 5th Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 P.M – 5:30 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. The afternoon event is free to attend.   Agenda:   12:00PM …

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Jan 06

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 6 Another 6 birthdays to note on this January 6th, including a Hall Of Famer and another of our “Fab Fourteen”, a player who has the dubious distinction of having played for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators during the course of his career… Senators Birthdays Thomas Jerome Ferrick B Jan. …

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Dec 21

Remembering Josh Gibson on his Birthday

On this day in the year 1911, Mark and Nancy Gibson became the proud parents of a baby boy they named Joshua Gibson. Joshua, spent the first ten years of his life in Buena Vista, Georgia where life wasn’t easy. At time his parents worked as sharecroppers in the fields throughout Georgia. In 1921, Joshua’s …

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Dec 20

The Nationals Great Western Tour

On July 13, 1867 the Washington Nationals baseball team that was made up by mostly government workers and were led by second baseman George Wright, played their first game of the their western tour. The Nationals could not have asked for a better start to their great tour as they beat up the Capital Club …

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Dec 17

George Sisler’s contract is purchased by the Senators

December 14, 1928 The Washington Senators purchased George Sisler’s contract for $25,000 from the St. Louis Browns. The veteran 35 year-old first baseman will play in 20 games for the Senators before the team sold his contract to the Boston Braves for only $7,500 on May 27, 1928. For Sisler the move to Boston was …

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Dec 16

Remembering Cecil Travis

On this day in 2006 Cecil Travis died in Riverdale, GA at the age of 93. Cecil Travis was a star baseball player for the Washington Senators in the 1930’s and early 1940′s. On May 16, 1933 the 19 year-old Travis made his debut for the Senators. The young man from Riverdale, GA wasted no …

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