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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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Apr 13

Three reasons Nats fans should remain optimistic

Repeat after me: “It’s still early… It’s a marathon, not a sprint… Nobody ever won a pennant in April… Three of our best hitters haven’t played yet.” Can we think of any other worn-out clichés to perk up the spirits of Nats fans expecting more after a 2-4 first week? There are probably plenty. Quite …

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Apr 06

Five things that must break the Nats’ way in 2015

How can a team that hasn’t even competed in a league championship series be a favorite to win the World Series? It may seem odd, but that’s the predicament the Washington Nationals find themselves in as they enter the 2015 season. Experts nationwide have pegged a team with a bullpen full of question marks , …

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Apr 02

This Day in Washington Nationals History

April 2, 2008 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tim Redding took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo homer to lead the Washington Nationals (3-0) to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (0-2. The Nationals are the first Washington based baseball team to start a season 3-0 since the …

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Apr 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History

April 1, 2013 Bryce Harper’s two homers and Stephen Strasburg’s seven scoreless innings led the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The 20-year-old Harper was playing in his first season opener with the Nats’. The Nats’ left fielder came out of the dugout for a curtain call after …

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Mar 31

This Day in Washington Nationals History

March 31, 2008 – Nick Johnson hit an RBI double off of the Phillies’ Tom Gordon that gave the Nats’ a 7-6 over the Phillies. The Nats’ went onto score four more runs in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals (2-0) beat the Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) 11-6 in front of 44,553 spectators at Citizens …

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Mar 27

Johnny Holliday doing his Senators pre-game show on September 30, 1971

Listen to Johnny Holliday doing his Senators pre-game show on September 30, 1971.. I will be playing a recording of Senators “On Deck” pre-game show with Johnny Holliday. Before the final game at RFK stadium, a young Johnny Holliday talks to most of the Senators’ players to see how they feel about leaving Washington. I …

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Mar 27

3rd Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting – Have You Reserved Your Seat?

3rd Annual D.C. Baseball History Winter Meeting D.C Baseball History and The Washington Baseball Historical Society Present: The 3rd Annual Winter Meeting Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M. Hilton Garden Inn 7301 Waverly Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-8111 Agenda: 1:00 – 1:30 – Meet and Greet – featuring the Popular pre-made sandwich …

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Mar 06

Talking D.C. Baseball History on the Outta the Parkway podcast.

I had a wonderful time talking to Ted Leavengood, Chip Greene, and Pete Cottrell last night. We talked about the upcoming 3rd Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting. We also talked a little about the 1924 World Series plus Spring Training. During our discussion I mentioned the Mickey Vernon Museum, Art Audley (This Date in Washington …

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Mar 05

Outta the Parkway

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This evening after you’re done shoveling the snow from your driveway join us on the Outta the Parkway podcast. The show starts at 7:00PM, call in to speak with the host (347) 945-7172. I’m looking forward in talking about some D.C. Baseball History with Ted Leavengood, Chip Greene, and Pete Cottrell. We will also talk …

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