Washington, DC

From BR Bullpen

Washington is the capital of the United States of America. Since 1871 the city limits have corresponded to the District of Columbia (DC), a piece of territory that is not part of any state, although it originally belonged to Maryland. It is located on the Potomac River, across which are Arlington, VA and Alexandria, VA and it is 70 miles south-west of Baltimore, MD. Previous to 1871, there were separate cities of Georgetown and Washington, and prior to 1846 the current cities of Alexandria and Arlington were part of the "Territory of Columbia."

History of Washington Baseball[edit]

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Persons who were born here[edit]

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Brett L. Abrams: Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C., McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.
  • Michael Clair: "Six pieces of iconic baseball history to check out while you're in Washington for the All-Star Game", "Cut4", mlb.com, July 12, 2018. [1]
  • Frederic J. Frommer: The Washington Nationals 1859 to Today: The Story of Baseball in the Nation's Capital, Taylor Trade Publishing, Lanham, MD, 2006. Re-edited in 2013 as You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions. ISBN 978-1589798434
  • Norman L. Macht: "Washington Nicknames", in Bob Brown, ed.: Monumental Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Capital Region, The National Pastime, SABR, Number 39, 2009, pp. 93-94.
  • James C. Roberts: The Nationals past times: the history and new beginning of baseball in Washington, D.C, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2005.
  • James C. Roberts: Hardball on the Hill, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2018. ISBN 978-1-8920-4926-1
  • Brad Snyder: Beyond the Shadow of the Senators - The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball, McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Barry Svrluga: National Pastime: Sports, Politics, and the Return of Baseball to Washington, D.C, Doubleday, New York, NY, 2006.
  • Douglass Wallop: The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, Norton, New York, NY, 1954.