Tag: Frank Howard

Feb 25

Washington Senators Spring Training 1969: Ted (Finally) Gets His First Win

Part 2 of a Series After the owners and players reached a deal that ended the spring strike of 1969, Senators’ players arrived in Pompano Beach to meet their new celebrity manager, Ted Williams. Outside of Washington, where the common reaction was joy that Teddy Ballgame had joined Vince Lombardi in Washington, giving fans hope …

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Jan 04

Will Prince Fielder sign with Nats?

If you are a Washington Nationals fan you are most likely aware that the Nats are right in the middle of the Prince Fielder sweepstakes. Yesterday Bill Ladson, the Nats mlb.com writer, reported that according to a baseball source, Nats ownership recently visited with Fielder’s agent, Scott Boras, in the nation’s capital. According to Ladson’s …

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Jul 31

Does Historical Milestone Mean Anything?

You tell me, do historical Washington baseball statistics mean anything? I personally think keeping historical numbers that span across the different Washington major league franchises are worth keeping and sharing with the current Washington baseball fans. The difficult decision is deciding what numbers you use. Do you go all the way back to the 1886 …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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Jul 11

Remembering the Last All-Star Game played in the Nation’s Capital

Major League baseball’s mid-summer classic was held at RFK Stadium on July 23, 1969. The sell-out crowd 45,259 that included President Richard M. Nixon witnessed some of the hardest hit home runs in All Star game history. In total there were five home runs hit during the 1969 All Star game. The National League went …

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Mar 17

Remembering the Past as we look forward to the Future

At the beginning of each new baseball season I start to get that feeling that I first got when I was young boy. For me, it is an exuberant feeling that I have for the first couple weeks of the season. This year the feeling is stronger than usual. With the new ballpark and a …

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Aug 27

Will history be made in RFK Stadium?

Will history be made in RFK Stadium? With Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants in town for a three-game series, it may be the last time someone has a chance to hit a ball as far as Frank Howard’s famous blasts still marked with the white painted seats in RFK. When I attended my …

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