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President Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Griffith Stadium before Game 3 of the 1933 World Series between Washington and the New York Giants as Senators manager Joe Cronin (third from right) and New York counterpart Bill Terry (second from right) look on. The Fall Classic was a national obsession, as evidenced by a scoreboard outside a building in Norfolk, Va., that tracked the developments of Game 1. The Giants won the World Series 4-1, and it would be 79 years before Washington would experience postseason baseball again.

    D.C. was different place last time Washington played in postseason

    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.

  • BOOK REVIEW:’Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012'

    You wouldn't be reading this newspaper if you didn't have a yen for news about politics and the craft of political news-gathering. So this is a timely book for any respectable news junkie's shelf. Thirty-four years ago, Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess conducted a study of 450 news reporters who covered various aspects of Washington's political scene from the White House to Congress, to the Supreme Court and the myriad agencies.

  • Boxing writer and historian Bert Sugar, known for his fedora and cigar, died March 25, 2012, from cardiac arrest and lung cancer. He was 75. (Associated Press)

    HELLER: Easy to see Bert Sugar's love of the Sweet Science

    Some years ago, Kids in Trouble, the District-based charitable organization founded by sportscaster Harold Bell, presented Lifetime Achievement trophies to boxing writer Bert Randolph Sugar and yours truly. I don't remember what I said at the awards dinner and neither does anyone else, because Sugar stole the show. As usual.

  • Stroube J. Smith, 77, retired journalist, dies

    Stroube J. Smith, a D.C. native whose long journalism career included service as an editor at U.S. News & World Report and a stint at The Washington Times, died on Oct. 30 in Lewisburg, Pa. He was 77.

  • In this Oct. 3, 2005, file photo, veteran reporter and commentator Daniel Schorr sits at the microphone in the studios of National Public Radio in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

    Watergate reporter Daniel Schorr dies

    Veteran reporter-commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.

  • Longtime journalist Daniel Schorr dies at age 93

    Daniel Schorr, whose journalism career over more than six decades landed him in the dark corners of Europe during the Cold War and the shadows of President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.

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