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  • This Date in Baseball

    Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA

  • Nats hope to repeat feat of '24 DC baseball champs

    They stormed to the top of the league the year after a losing season, had a star pitcher who was the subject of intense national discussion and won praise from the president of the United States for their performance.

  • Walter Johnson, nicknamed "The Big Train," was a pitcher playing from 1907 to 1927  with the Washington Senators.  Johnson was known as a power pitcher of his era, believed to throw the ball over 100 miles per hour.   Later in Johnson's career as baseball manager he had the nickname, "Old Barney."    Location and date of this photo is unknown.  (AP Photo)

    HELLER: ’12: The year D.C.’s baseball team became a winner

    Washington's baseball team suddenly morphed into a big winner after years of futility. Across the capital region, fans came out of the woodwork and cheered as it repeatedly atoned for past sins by beating the ears off longtime tormentors.

  • Injuries have taken their toll on the Washington Nationals, who have scored seven runs over their last five games, five losses. Ryan Zimmerman is on the disabled list and has missed nine straight games with a right shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    HELLER: D.C. baseball emerges from the dark ages

    Like you, I'd enjoy rooting the Nationals upward and onward in 2012, perhaps even to — dare we dream? — the World Series.

  • Forty-three-year-old Matt Stairs started playing in the major leagues in 1992. The pinch-hitting specialist is the sporting world's version of Kevin Bacon. From Shaquille O'Neal to Mario Lemeiux to Donovan McNabb, Stairs has connections all over the wide world of sports. [Captions: (Stairs: Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos), (O'Neal: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian), (Ruth: AP Photo/HO, National Baseball Library), (Chamberlain: AP Photo/Paul Vathis, file), (Lemieux: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar), (McNabb: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)]

    6 degrees of Matt Stairs

    You've probably heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the trivia game that challenges players to connect fellow actors to Kevin Bacon. The idea is that Bacon has worked with so many, that just about anyone in Hollywood has some connection to him.

  • Nationals remain on winning track

    They wore white hats, circa 1927, in honor of the greatest pitcher to call the District home. They spent the entire evening paying tribute to a man hardly anyone in the crowd of 26,223 at RFK Stadium had a chance to see in person.

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