How the Nats won the NLDS, NLCS and World Series

After the dramatic comeback win over the Brewers to keep their season alive, the Nationals opened the division series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 3 against Los Angeles, a team that had the league's best won-loss record: 106-56. N.L Division Series Game One: Patrick Corbin started against 14-game-winner Walker Buehler. The Nats lefty walked the … Continue reading How the Nats won the NLDS, NLCS and World Series

Social media groups and other Nats sites

As neat as my posts are (ha!), a number of other places on the web are devoted to Washington, D.C., baseball, past and present. Here's are links to some of them: "The Expansion Nats" Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/463338547208950/ D.C. Baseball History: D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today https://dcbaseballhistory.com/washington-baseball-historical-society-and-nats-news/ and the associated Facebook page, Washington D.C.  Baseball - … Continue reading Social media groups and other Nats sites

Ernie Shore’s ‘perfect game’ against the Nats

One of the most famous stories about Babe Ruth’s career – especially when he was a pitcher – was the day he started a game against the Senators and was ejected after walking the first batter. The runner was thrown out trying to steal on the first pitch by Ruth’s replacement, Ernie Shore. Shore proceeded … Continue reading Ernie Shore’s ‘perfect game’ against the Nats

D.C. and the Homestead Grays

The Homestead Grays, a renowned team before baseball’s desegregation, traced its roots to black workers in a steel-mill town across the river from Pittsburgh in 1912. The Grays called Washington home for at least half of their league games, beginning in 1940. The Negro National League team, lead by Buck Leonard and Josh Gibson, was … Continue reading D.C. and the Homestead Grays

The ups and downs of a championship season

The 2019 season that ended with a world championship for Washington began slowly, even before a month-long slump dropped the Nationals – famously in retrospect – to 19-31, the farthest any team had fallen in the wild-card era (since 1995) before eventually winning the World Series. Surprisingly, given the team's hot finish, the largest margin … Continue reading The ups and downs of a championship season

Sept. 20, 1942: War shadows Nats’ comeback against A’s

When the two worst teams in the American League met at Shibe Park for a September 20, 1942, doubleheader, Philadelphia’s legendary owner-manager Connie Mack readily admitted that the results were not foremost on his mind. His A’s had clinched the basement for a third season in a row, but the team avoided 100 losses by … Continue reading Sept. 20, 1942: War shadows Nats’ comeback against A’s