Navy Yard in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Presidential Fans / Fans! / Congressional Baseball Game
a. Woodrow Wilson throws out the first pitch on Opening Day, 1916. National Photo Company.
b. Calvin Coolidge and Senators ace Walter Johnson, 1924. National Photo Company.
c. President Herbert Hoover at Griffith Stadium, ca. 1929. National Photo Company.
d. Franklin Roosevelt on Opening Day with Boston manager Joe Cronin and Washington skipper Bucky Harris, 1940. FDR's first pitch struck a news photographer's camera and bounced into the hands of a nearby policeman. Harris & Ewing.
e. Howard Taft at the Senators-White Sox game, August 13, 1912. Bain News Service. Prints and Photographs Division
Food vendor and fans, World Series game 4. Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., October 11, 1925. National Photo Company.
Congressional Baseball Game
The Congressional baseball game between sitting Republicans and Democrats has been a tradition since 1909.
a. The Democrats, wearing the uniforms of their hometown teams, and their donkey mascot, Four Mile Run Park, Arlington, Virginia, ca. 1985. Marty LaVor,
b. Representative Tim Holden (D-PA) as catcher, makes the tag at home, Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, Maryland, ca. 1995. Prints and Photographs Division
Erected by The Library of Congress Collections; Washington Nationals Baseball Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge, the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1912.
Location. 38° 52.32′ N, 77° 0.488′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Navy Yard. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Capitol Street Southeast and Potomac Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racing Presidents Visit the Library of Congress (here, next to this marker); Women Playing Baseball / Bob Wolff (here, next to this marker); Senators Sign One-Legged Pitcher / Baseball and Our Troops (here, next to this marker); Walter Johnson / Baseball Music (a few steps from this marker); Washington's Opening Game, 1925 / Washington Team Photograph (a few steps from this marker); Sliding at Griffith Stadium (a few steps from this marker); American League Pennant / All-Star Game / Baseball in the Civil War / First Printing (a few steps from this marker); Washington Baseball Club / Bucky Harris and Fans (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southeast Washington.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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