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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Griffith Stadium
Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, between Georgia Avenue and 5th Street, and between W Street and Florida Avenue, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park had been built on the same site in 1891. It was called Boundary Field or National Park, as its occupants were then known primarily by the nickname "Nationals." This park was destroyed by a fire in March 1911, and replaced by a steel and concrete structure, also at first called National Park; it was renamed for Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith in 1920. The stadium was home to the American League Senators from 1911 through 1960, and to an expansion team of the same name for their first season in 1961. The venue hosted the 1937 and 1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Games. It served as a part-time home for the Negro League team called the Homestead Grays during the 1930s and 1940s. It was also home to the Washington Redskins of the National Football League for 24 seasons, from the time they transferred from Boston in 1937 through the 1960 season. - Source: Wikipedia
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
Last winter, the man largely credited with morphing the Washington Nationals from perennial losers to the talk of the town left D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray a voice-mail message.
On the last day, hope and desperation swirled through Washington like the October breeze that forced men to don double-breasted topcoats and tug down their fedoras under bright sun.
The parties in the Roger Clemens perjury trial Monday settled on 12 jurors and four alternates who are mostly female and not baseball fans.
The Boston Red Sox are in Washington on Tuesday to play the Nationals in the teams' final exhibition game. And if you've heard once, you've heard 100 times about Red Sox great Ted Williams taking over the Expansion Senators in 1969 and managing them to their only winning record (86-76) - indeed, the best record by a Washington ballclub since the 1945 war year.
The Minneapolis lawyer stood on the outdoor podium and waved his hand in the direction of Howard University Hospital behind him on Georgia Avenue NW.
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.
Is anything in professional sports less appealing than exhibition football games? Too bad the lockout was settled so early. A better time would have been six days or so before the start of combat that counts.