Tag: Ban Johnson

Jun 14

The Washington – New York Connection

With the high flying Nationals returning home to host the New York Yankees it is fitting to address the unique history that exists between New York and Washington. 1903 In 1903 Ban Johnson was able to finally put an American League franchise in New York. The Baltimore Orioles are renamed the New York Highlanders and …

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Mar 03

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – The Early Days

3 March 1877 [1] Birthday of Arthur “Doc” Hillebrand. Hillebrand was considered to be one of the top pitchers of his generation. He was compared to Christy Mathewson and it was an apt description. Both were strong, imposing athletes. Hillebrand was a star athlete at Princeton University and his exploits on the football gridiron, he …

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