Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Man's Recollection
— Created by Jarrett Ferrier, Sponsored by Willco —
What a day! As the streetcar pulls up excitement fills the air. Opening day at Griffith! Just 10 cents will get us where we want to be. Everyone is thrilled to be heading down to the game. It's a perfect day for baseball!.
As we ride along Georgia Ave. we watch the city pass by and we let our imaginations run wild. Will Killebrew smack a homer? A no hitter? Our noses sense the Wonderbread factory and we know we're getting close. More fans jump on board to go cheer on the Washington Senators!
It seemed to take forever but finally, here we are. We give the ticket vendor a dollar and we get two tickets. I can see and smell the freshly cut grass. My heart races as we hear the crack of the bats while my team warms up. What a day!
Finally inside and first things first, a hot dog! The vendor is full of smiles and jokes as he roams the park calling out Hot dogs! Hot diggity! I dig in my pocket for 25 cents
No wasting time as we climb the bleechers to find our friends and our seats. The sooner the better as the stadium is filling up quickly. We watch as President Truman tosses out the first pitch. Opening day at Griffith with my buddies, no where else I'd rather be.
Erected 2014 by Jarrett Ferrier, sponsored by Willco.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Railroads & Streetcars • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
Location. 38° 57.79′ N, 77° 4.445′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Livingston Street Northwest east of Connecticut Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west. On the south wall of Circle Wine & Spirits. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5501 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Broad Branch Market (approx. 0.3 miles away); Francis Griffith Newlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Joseph Belt (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. ¾ mile away in Maryland); Fort Reno (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
Regarding A Man's Recollection. Harry S. Truman threw the first pitch at Griffith Stadium every year from 1946 to 1952.
Also see . . .
1. Ceremonial First Pitch. (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Baseball Opening Day Truman First Pitch (History's Playlist)-Sports. YouTube video (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.