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Topic - Charlie Brotman
Already assured of a playoff berth, the Washington Nationals made history Monday night by clinching first place in the National League East.
Fifty years ago, on Sept. 21, 1961, the old and new Washington Senators met in the last baseball game at Griffith Stadium, the old ballpark at Seventh Street and Florida Avenue Northwest where Howard University Hospital now stands.
When public address announcer Charlie Brotman asked who was ready for the championship final Sunday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, there was at best polite applause.
But Mr. Brotman said they already have left their mark on the city, regardless.
"When you talk about the Nationals being where they are, in the playoffs, I'm saying please don't pinch me because I don't want to wake up," Mr. Brotman said. "Is this for real? Are you kidding me? We're in the playoffs!"