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    With the debut of Washington DC's new baseball team, here's a revised list of books and links on the history of DC baseball. (and a collection worth checking out--albeit in Minnesota.) 

    Most of these can be found at the Washingtoniana Division, DC Public Library, the Library of the Historical Society of Washington DC/City Museum, Library of Congress.

    Baseball in Washington DC

[President Coolidge shaking hands with Walter Johnson at Griffith Stadium; Bucky Harris in back].

[between 1923 and 1927]

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). 

Coolidge, Calvin,--1872-1933--Public appearances.
Johnson, Walter Perry,--1887-1946.
Harris, Bucky,--b. 1896.
Baseball players--Washington (D.C.)--1920-1930.
Group portraits--1920-1930.
Portrait photographs--1920-1930.
Photographic prints--1920-1930.

1 photographic print.

Item in PRES FILE - Coolidge, Calvin--At Baseball Game 

LC-USZ62-32732 DLC (b&w film copy neg.)

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA 

(b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a33251 Books

    Bealle, Morris Allison. The Washington Senators, an 87-year history of the world's oldest baseball club and most incurable fandom. Columbia publishing company, c1947.

    Casway, Jerrold I. Ed Delahanty in the emerald age of baseball University of Notre Dame Press, 2004

    Ceresi, Frank. Baseball in Washington, D.C. / Frank Ceresi, Mark Rucker, Carol McMains. Arcadia Pub., 2002.

    Deveaux, Tom. The Washington Senators, 1901-1971. McFarland & Co., c2001.
    H-DC Review

    Hartley, James R. Washington's expansion Senators (1961-1971) / James R. Hartley. Corduroy Press, c1998.

    Judge, Mark Gauvreau. Damn Senators : my grandfather and the story of Washington's only World Series championship. Encounter Books, 2003.

    Kelley, Brent P. "I will never forget" : interviews with 39 former Negro league players McFarland, 2003

    Kerr, Jon. Calvin : baseball's last dinosaur : an authorized biography. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, c1990.

    Povich, Shirley. The Washington Senators. Putnam, [1954]

    Roberts, James C. Hardball on the Hill : baseball stories from our nation's capital. Triumph Books, c2001.
    H-DC Review

    Snyder, Brad. Beyond the shadow of the Senators : the untold story of the Homestead Grays and the integration of baseball. Contemporary Books, c2003.

    Thomas, Henry. Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train. Phenom Press, 1995.

    Willis, C. Norman. Washington Senators' All-Time Greats. Xlibris, 2003.

    Primary Sources: 

    Minnesota Twins scrapbooks, 1937-1981 [microform]. 
    St. Paul, Minn. : Dakota Microfilm Service,
    [198-?]. Description: 14 microfilm reels.
    Notes: Use copy duplicated by the Minnesota Historical Society from master microfilm negative loaned for copying by the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, Minneapolis.
    Mostly newspaper clippings documenting the history of the Minnesota Twins baseball team (1960-1981); ts predecessor franchise, the Washington Senators (1953-1960); and farm clubs operated by the Washington Senators, the Charlotte Hornets of the Piedmont League (1938-1940), and he Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association (1937). There is also information about the teams' owners, Clark C. Griffith and Calvin R. Griffith.
    A roll list is available in the repository; filed as M442. 
    Location: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.
    Control No.: MNHV900023437-A

    MS 0594
    Edmund F. French baseball scrapbook and memorabilia, 1859-1871. (MS 594).
    Description Scrapbook and memorabilia documenting the history of the National Baseball Club in Washington, D.C. Includes the club's 1859 constitution and the 1867 revision, as well as cigar bands, clippings, invitations, menus, ribbons, and tickets.
    Founding member and player of the National Baseball Club, Washington, D.C., and clerk, U.S. Treasury Department.
    Location: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

    Websites and Articles online

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    Earl Gillespie's site

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    Yahoo Discussion Group: The Washington Senators

    Matthew Gilmore, October 2005 (4/2005, 9/2004)


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