Tag: Ed Delehanty

Aug 29

Murphy shooting for spot among DC’s all-time greats

Nationals fans are having fun watching their team move closer to its third division title in the past five seasons, but an even more exciting race is is in full swing between the Nats’ Daniel Murphy and Colorado’s DJ LeMaiheu for the National League batting title. The two second basemen came into last weekend’s series …

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Jul 02

Ed Delahanty Where are You? Part 1

The sun slowly rises on a hot summer morning. Nats fans like Shortie Sager wake and open the curtains to what will be another hot summer day in the Nation’s Capital. Outside, despite the breaking dawn, occasional explosions of firecrackers can be heard above the hustle and bustle of life, a quick glance over at …

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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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Apr 02

Mathewson a National?

Before you laugh, at one point a trade bringing “Big Six” to Washington was discussed but dismissed because the player to be traded for Christy Mathewson was more valuable. Oh, what might have been? In March 1903 Mathewson had stopped off in Washington for a few days with his new bride before heading for Spring …

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Mar 27

Selbach’s Secret Weapon

Albert Karl “Kip” Selbach is one of the early stars for Washington. He is one of a few who played for the District’s National and American League franchises. In his seven years of service with Washington Kip amassed 921 hits. On 27 April 1903, Boston comes into town to play three games against Washington. So …

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