Tag Archive: Mickey Mantle

May 09

This Date in Washington Senators History – 1904 Senators lose another one

Camilio Pascual

May 9 1904 – After dropping a 6-3 decision in Philadelphia that drops the Senators to 1-16, Malachi Kittridge is dismissed as the Sens interim manager. Kittridge returns to his catcher position. Patsy Donavan, the Sens original choice to be the manager, finally settles his contract dispute with the Cardinals and is handed the managerial …

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Apr 17

Mantle’s Tape Measure Home Run

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He did not play for the Senators but he sure made a lot of history when he played against the Senators in Washington. The person I am referring to is Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle must have loved spring time in the Nation’s Capital as he hit some of the longest home runs ever recorded. It …

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Apr 10

This Date in Washington Senators History

Cliff Blankenship

April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators lose the opener 8-0. Pete Richert is tagged with the loss for Washington. Mickey Mantle plays 1st base for the first time in his career. Bill Robinson and Elston Howard homer …

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Apr 26

Bryce is Nice… Happy Anniversary, Harper.

Of all the red-letter days in Washington’s baseball history, Nationals fans may well look back on April 28, 2012 as the most important date of all. It was on that date that a 19-year-old rookie named Bryce Aron Max Harper made his major league debut, amid the media spotlight of Los Angeles. He singled and …

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Apr 03

My Almost Unbelievable Story

As the 2012 American League’s baseball season swings into action, just the thought of all the excitement brings back so many of my fondest memories of Griffith Stadium. My almost unbelievable baseball story should commence by saying that as a kid, I was a baseball nut. I loved watching the Washington Senators play and every …

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May 07

Out of the Stadium — Into World Records

With Opening Day just past and still savoring the thrills and excitement of my first day as batboy, I was again taking advantage of the two-day excuse from school that my guidance counselor had granted. Stepping onto the streetcar and dropping my token into the coin box, I was again on my way to Griffith …

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Apr 05

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 …

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Jan 30

Last Week’s Top Stories at dcbaseballhistory.com

Joe Coleman’s Summer of ’69 by Stephen Walker Joe Coleman, all of 22 years-old, trudged to the Senators’ dugout after retiring the Boston Red Sox in order. Coleman glumly walked off the Fenway Park mound because he knew Ted Williams would pinch hit for him when his turn in the order came the next inning. …

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Jan 29

American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson – Mickey Mantle

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This Mickey Mantle caricature is just one of a series of 19 caricatures of American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson during 1957.  It, along with the other 18, is taken from a composite collection of those illustrations and the personal signatures of virtually all of the players, managers, and coaches active in the American League …

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Jan 19

The Legacy of Griffith Stadium

I would like to discuss the “Legacy of Griffith Stadium” and some of those wonderful memories of a time in the not so distant past – unfortunately memories are just about all that is left for those who remember major league baseball in Washington DC before the current Washington Nationals. This may serve as a …

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