This area is for the D.C. Baseball History lover. You will find links to some of the best books and videos of D.C. Baseball History. Click on the title of the books for information.
- Baseball At RFK Stadium by James R. Hartley
- Baseball in the District 1880 to 1891, Triumph and Turbulence by Karen and Kevin Flynn
- Baseball in the District 1892 to 1899, The Wagner Years by Karen and Kevin Flynn
- Baseball is Back:The Washington Nationals Inaugural Season by James R. Hartley
- Baseball’s Finest Moments by Jack L. Hayes – NEW
- Bucky Harris: A Biography of Baseball’s Boy Wonder by Jack Smiles – NEW
- Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators: The War-Torn Career of an All-Star Shortstop by Rob Kirkpatrick
- Clark Griffith: The Old Fox of Washington Baseball by Ted Leavengood
- Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship by Mark Gauvreau Judge
- The Washington Nationals 1859 to Today: The Story of Baseball in the Nation’s Capital by Frederic J. Frommer
MICKEY VERNON’S HALL OF FAME VIDEO “ GRAND MEMORIES OF A GREAT CHAMPION”
Few fans of Major League baseball history need an introduction to the name Mickey Vernon. In a playing career that spanned 22 years, playing for five different teams in both leagues, he was a seven-time All-Star and two-time American League batting champion.
During his years in baseball, Mickey used a home movie camera to record the actions and antics of many of his teammates and competitors on the field. This record has been converted to a DVD, along with Mickey’s commentary on his playing career, made during the last years of his life. That DVD, titled “Grand Memories of a Great Champion”, consists of two parts: In Part I of the video, made from a series of twelve interview segments–six of them recorded just nine days before his death–Mickey reminisces about his years in baseball as a player, coach, manager and scout.
Part II consists of the images recorded when Mickey used his camera to document an era of baseball history that is now considered to be one of its Golden Ages–that period from 1947 through the 1950s. In this segment, 31 ultimate members of the hall of fame, among others, are captured on film as they practice, play ball, and just fool around.
This DVD has been viewed by representatives of baseball’s Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown and they regard it as being so valuable a documentation of baseball history that they have asked to be permitted to include it as part of the Hall of Fame’s official archives.
For information on how you can obtain a copy of this video: Log onto www.baseballdirect.com, go to the Baseball Videos section under miscellaneous and follow the ordering instructions. As an alternative, just call 888-244-8837. Proceeds will benefit the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. For more information, call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.
A “behind the scenes” look at major league baseball through the eyes of a major league ballplayer all in COLOR and complete with narration later provided by former Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians star outfielder, George Case Jr (Wikipedia).
This is a very rare look at major league baseball during the years immediately prior to WWII and concluding in 1946, a year after the end of the war. This is what life was like in the major leagues – not from a fan’s perspective, not from a newsreel, but from a ballplayer’s view.
You’ll see President Franklin D. Roosevelt “throwing out the first ball,” at least 15 future Hall of Famer’s in their playing days including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Bill Dickey, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, spring training, bus rides, train travel, pre-game promotions, club house scenes and the life of a major league baseball player. ENJOY!
For information on how you can obtain a copy of this video: Log onto www.timelessbaseball.com or contact George Case III at firstname.lastname@example.org.