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Posted in August, Uncategorized with tags , , on August 2, 2009 by Kent

August 2, 1909: Park View easily beat Petworth in the Suburban League before a large crowd. The winners hit the ball hard and at opportune times. Six two-base hits were made. Several of these would have gone for triples, but a ground rule limited all hits to two bases.Athletic equipment, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C., 1941

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Night Out at the Nationals

Posted in Sports with tags on July 21, 2009 by Kent

Night Out at the Nationals 2009I was talked into going to last night’s Night Out at the Nationals game (it wasn’t that hard to get me to go, though).

In retrospect, it was enjoyable enough, but I think the best part wasn’t the game. It was the friends, community, and the Gay Mens’ Chorus singing the National Anthem. They did a great job.

The game was lackluster. The Nationals hosted the Mets, with the Mets taking an early lead getting two runs in the first inning and another three in the second inning.

The Nationals responded in the fourth inning with two runs of their own, but those ended up to be the only runs the Nationals would have the entire night.

The Met ended it in the ninth with a home run, making the final score Mets 6, Nationals 2.
Night Out at the Nationals 2009

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Posted in July, Sports with tags , on July 10, 2009 by Kent

July 10, 1949: The Homestead Grays continued their winning ways by taking a double-header from the Raleigh Tigers, 8-5 and 4-3, at Griffith Stadium. The contests opened the second half schedule of the Negro American Association. The Grays won the first half.Homestead Grays

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Posted in July with tags on July 2, 2009 by Kent

July 2, 1932: The Nationals were nosed out by the Athletics in two afternoon games held at Shibe Park, Philadelphia. The following day they would be back in Washington for a long home stay, with the Mackmen again as their opponents.Washington Nationals

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Posted in June, Park View with tags , on June 15, 2009 by Kent

June 15, 1926: Park View school won the Western section championship in the playground department’s elementary school baseball series when it defeated Langton, champions of the Bloomingdale division, 4 to 2. The game was well worth watching and but for an infield error in the eighth allowing two runs to score, the game probably would have gone into extra innings.Athletic equipment, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C., 1941

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Posted in June with tags , , on June 9, 2009 by Kent

June 9, 1909: Brightwood defeated Petworth in the Suburban League on Petworth’s grounds. There was a large crowd despite the threatening weather. Errors were plentiful on account of the slippery grounds, and erratic playing nearly cost each side the game. Besides all the excitement of the game, a near-riot was enacted by a crowd of rooters along the third-base line, when several of the spectators began to mix things up. The final score was Brightwood 8, Petworth 5.Athletic equipment, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C., 1941

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Posted in June, Petworth, Sports with tags , , on June 5, 2009 by Kent

June 5, 1914: At a meeting of the Suburban Tennis League, held at the home of President John H. Holmead, in Petworth, the Princeton Heights and Holmead were admitted into membership of the league and final arrangements made for the ensuing season. In addition to the teams admitted, the league also consisted of the Takoma Park, Petworth, and Benedicts.tennis