Sunday, March 09, 2014

THROWBACK SUNDAY: Baseball Season is Here!

An October 1, 1924 motorcade down Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, for the Washington Senators, following their first pennant victory. 
The Senators went on to win the 1924 World Series over the New York Giants, 4-3.  That team included Hall of Famers: Goose Goslin, Bucky Harris, Walter Johnson, and Sam Rice.
Washington's first professional baseball team was the "Washington Olympics" (1871-72).  Several more Washington teams played in the 19th century including the first incarnation of the "Washington Senators" (1891–99).  A different "Washington Senators" team began play in 1901.  The Senators played most of their home games at Griffith Stadium, winning one World Series (1924) and three American League pennants (1924, 1925, and 1933). 
Washington was continuously home to a major league baseball team from 1901-1971.  Currently, the Nationals are one of two MLB franchises (and only one in the National League) that has never played in a World Series (the Seattle Mariners are the other).


The Huntress said...

Just think. DC could have had the San Diego Padres back in 1974. I still might have some baseball cards from that year that say "Washington, National League" on the front.

Zebster said...

Someone's excited to get the season started! The Nationals have a very good chance.
Yeah, RJ, I used to have some of those. And remember the airbrushed hats when the guy got traded after his pic was taken?