The Washington Senators (Writing Sports)
The Washington Senators (Writing
A facsimile edition of the celebrated 1954 history of the Senators Shirley Povich’s history of the Washington Senators originally appeared in 1954 as part of the popular series of major league team histories published by G. P. Putnam. With their colorful prose and delightful narratives, the Putnam books have been described as the Cadillac of the genre and have become prized collectibles for baseball readers and historians. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1901 as the Washington Senators. In 1905 the team changed its name to the Washington Nationals. However, fans and newspapers persisted in using the “Senators” nickname, and over time the use of “Nationals” faded and “Senators” reemerged as the team’s official name. In their first nine seasons the Senators finished last four times and didn’t climb above sixth place until 1912. The major catalysts in their rise were the ascendance to greatness of Walter Johnson, who emerged in 1910 as the American League’s best pitcher, and the hiring of Clark Griffith as manager in 1912. Griffith pioneered in the use of relief pitchers and in signing Caribbean talent. Although the team’s new respectability faded, the 1924 hiring of twenty seven-year-old B...
- ASIN: 1606350528
Washington Senators MLB American Needle Bleacher Seat Two Tone Adjustable Twill Cap - Red/Navy
You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions
You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington
“First in War, First in Peace . . . and Last in the American League.” Expressions such as this characterized the legend and lore of baseball in the nation's capital, from the pioneering Washington Nationals of 1859 to the Washington Senators, whose ignominious departure in 1971 left Washingtonians bereft of the national pastime for thirty-three years. This reflective book gives the complete history of the game in the D.C. area, including the 1924 World Series championship team and the Homestead Grays, the perennial Negro League pennant winners from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s who consistently outplayed the Senators. New chapters describe the present-day Nationals, who, in 2012, won the National League East led by the arms of Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg and the bats of Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and rookie Bryce Harper. The book is filled with the voices of current and former players, along with presidents, senators, and political commentators who call the team their own.
- Brand: Brand: Taylor Trade Publishing
- ASIN: 1589798430
Ted Williams and the 1969 Washington Senators: The Last Winning Season
Ted Williams and the 1969 Washington Senators: The
Heading into their ninth season, the expansion Washington Senators had never won more than 76 games in a season. New Senators owner Bob Short hired Hall of Famer Ted Williams to manage the team. Williams sparked the Senators to their only winning record for a Washington team since 1952. This book recounts that 1969 season in-depth.
- Brand: Brand: McFarland
- ASIN: 0786441364
1956 Topps # 146 WHT Senators Team Washington Senators (Baseball Card) (White Back) Dean's Cards 5 - EX Senators
1956 Topps # 146 WHT Senators Team Washington
This card is professionally graded. White BackDean's Cards was founded in 2001 by Dean Hanley, a fellow card collector, and has become the leading online seller of vintage sports cards and non-sports cards. Our inventory has grown to more than a million vintage cards and we have a staff of 14 employees and a 5000 sq. ft. office space in Cincinnati, Ohio to offer you quick and personal service. Dean also has written two books on collecting vintage baseball cards. If you will give us the opportunity to earn your business, you will be glad that you did. We guarantee it! We love this hobby and work very hard to insure that orders are shipped 100% correct, mailed within one business day and that the items sent are conservatively graded.SN: B56T 01 3374
- Brand: Topps
- ASIN: B00KIZW12C
WASHINGTON SENATORS¿ ALL-TIME GREATS
WASHINGTON SENATORS¿ ALL-TIME
Washington Senators' All-time Greats is one of the first books covering the first 101-year history of the Senators/Nationals before they were reborn with the transfer of the Montreal Expos to Washington in 2005. Hundreds of players appeared in Washington
- ASIN: 1401096182
Beyond the Shadow of the Senators : The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball
Beyond the Shadow of the Senators : The
"As thorough a history of a Negro league team as can be culled from the available sources... not just the history of a team but the tale of one city in all its social complexity." --The New York Times Book Review An enthralling narrative about a lost era in both baseball and American History, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators reveals the true story of the greatest baseball dynasty most people have never heard of--the Homestead Grays--and how the fight to integrate our national pastime began with this team.
- ASIN: 0071431977
- UPC: 639785384656
Washington Senators New Era MLB 9Twenty Cooperstown "Team Front" Adjustable Hat
Washington Senators New Era MLB 9Twenty Cooperstown "Team
Help support your favorite team in style with this 9Twenty Team Front" adjustable hat from New Era. This primary team color hat features raised embroidered Cooperstown Collection team logo on the front, 100% wool, embroidered New Era logo, eyelets, contrast visor stitching and an adjustable leather strap closure. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball."
- Brand: New Era
- ASIN: B079KHF6QH
- UPC: 192092854323
Sam Rice: A Biography of the Washington Senators Hall of Famer
Sam Rice: A Biography of the Washington Senators
In the history of sports, few comeback stories compare to that of Edgar Charles Rice better known as "Sam." Away from home, trying out for a low-level minor league team, Sam Rice received a telegram on an April morning that would turn his world upside down: his wife, mother, both of his children and two younger siblings had been killed by a tornado. A few days later, his father died from injuries suffered in the tornado, as well. By the time he reached the major leagues three years later with the Washington Senators, Rice apparently had buried his past deep inside. He never spoke of the tragedy publicly while embarking on a career in which he would amass 2,987 base hits, 13 hits short of one of baseball's most hallowed milestones. In this moving biography, Jeff Carroll explores the great achievement and tragedy of a Hall of Fame outfielder and Washington Senators favorite.
- ASIN: 0786431199