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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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Nov 11

Veterans Day Special – Negro League Baseball in D.C. during WWII

From 1939 to 1945 the Homestead Grays played a lot of their home game at Griffith Stadium when the Washington Senators were out of town. The Grays drew some very large crowds when the team played at Griffith Stadium. The local fans wanted to see the Grays’ exciting brand of baseball. With stars like Josh …

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Nov 10

Veterans Day Special – Remembering Cecil Travis

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 time in showing off his batting skills as he goes 5 for 7 against the Cleveland …

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Nov 10

Veterans Day Special – Wounded Veteran gets a Try Out

March 15, 1945 College Park, MD – Bert Shepard, a one legged veteran of World War II, tries out as a pitcher for the Washington Senators. The Senators owner Clark Griffith was so impressed with Shepard that he hired him as the team’s pitching coach. During the 1945 spring training Shepard with his artificial leg …

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Nov 01

The 6th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting

6th Annual D.C. Baseball History Meeting Hosted by Mark Hornbaker                     I want to thank Mike Henry and John Yim for their generous donations. I also want to thank Barbara Doran and Gary Sarnoff for their help setting up the meeting. Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Hilton …

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Oct 29

Special Moment for Senators bat boy

Washington Senators bat boy, Billy Turner shaking hands with Roy Sievers after Sievers hits his first home run in 1958.                         I’m giving my Roy Sievers autograph bat to Bill “Billy” Turner. I think he liked it. I know I really enjoyed giving it …

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Oct 28

Ed Baruch, the boy behind the scoreboard

During the 1956 Washington Senators season a young Ed Baruch was the scoreboard boy at Griffith stadium. In the video clip a older Ed Baruch explains how the 1956 photo of him inside of the scoreboard was actually staged.  

Oct 24

This Date in Washington Senators History

October 24 Senator Managers Jake Stahl, 1905-1906 Record as Senators manager: 119-182, .395 Pct. Teams managed: 1905: 64-87, 7th place, .424 Pct., 29.5 GB 1906: 55-95, 7th place, .367 Pct., 37.5 GB During an era where most players, and the general populace for that matter, did not possess a high school education, Jake Stahl was …

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Oct 10

Small Town Celebrates Senators ’24 World Series Victory

Since baseball returned to Washington in 2005 millions of fans have passed through the gates of RFK Stadium and Nationals Park.  Thousands more watch games on television.  No season generated more excitement than the 2012 season when the Nats not only won their division but also hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a five game …

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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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