Washingtoniana Gallery: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Washingtoniana Gallery: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Select an image below for a larger view)

Aerial photo of Griffith Park (1911-1965) at the corner of Georgia Ave. and W St., 1955. Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoomBat Day at RFK Stadium, May 31, 1971, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
Bucky Harris signs contract with Senators owner Clark Griffith to manage team, ca. 1920s, Hugh Miller Collection, DC Community Archives - SELECT to zoomCrowd at Griffith Park for 1961 opening game April 11 1961, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
The famous slugger Babe Ruth's last time at bat at Griffith Park, Sept. 30 1924, Hugh Miller Collection, DC Community Archives - SELECT to zoomFan at an empty RFK Stadium after Senators final home game at RFK stadium, Sept. 30, 1971, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
First Baseball Commissioner, Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, attending 1924 World Series Game at Griffith Stadium, Hugh Miller Collection, DC Community Archives - SELECT to zoomHall of Fame pitcher Walter Perry Johnson named most valuable Senator in 1924, the year the Senators won the World Series, shakes hands with President Calvin Collidge, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
Oriental Tigers, amateur African-American team of old Southwest DC before urban renewal, 1926, Curtis Collection, DC Community Archives - SELECT to zoomPaul Cassanova (left), Pitcher Dick Bosman (center) and Toby Harrah and Tom Ragland (left) celebrate win against Oakland in opening game, April 5 1971, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
President Dwight Eisenhower throws out the first pitch at Griffith Park, Clark Griffith seated and son Calvin Griffith standing, June 1958, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoomPresident Woodrow Wilson at National Park (later renamed Griffith Park), ca. 1916, Historical Image Collection - SELECT to zoom
Senators greet President Roosevelt as his car arrives at Griffith Stadium, April 16, 1940, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoomSenator's team manager Bucky Harris shakes hands with Boston Redsox manager Joe Cronin, former Senator's player and manager in the 1930s, April 19 1940. Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom
The Commissioners, a DC employees amateur baseball team, ca. 1905, Historical Image Collection - SELECT to zoomToby Harrah scores a run against Boston Red Sox at RFK Stadium, April 13, 1971, Star Collection, ©Washington Post - SELECT to zoom