A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators

SABR Digital Library: A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators

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A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf

Associate Editors: Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5949-3, $24.95
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5948-6, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 317 pages

A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators revives memories and the history of Griffith Stadium through detailed summaries of more than 70 games played there, as well as insightful essays. The ballpark’s rich and storied history of Negro League baseball is included, too.

Griffith Stadium was the home of the American League charter member Washington Senators from 1911 through 1960 and the identically named expansion team in 1961. Situated in the middle of a bustling residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets on what is now the site of the Howard University Hospital, Griffith Stadium was known for its cavernous dimensions, a unique outfield notch in center field with a conspicuously large tree behind the wall, cozy quarters, and something no ballpark or stadium in the US had: a presidential box. For more than 50 years, presidents traveled from the White House two miles northeast to Griffith Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

This volume is a collaborative effort of dozens of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR): Luis A. Blandon, Thomas J. Brown Jr., Ken Carrano, Alan Cohen, Richard Cuicchi, Paul E. Doutrich, Dan Fields, Jeff Findley, James Forr, Brian Frank, Gordon J. Gattie, Clark Griffith, Lou Hernandez, Paul Hofmann, Mike Huber, Jimmy Keenan, Timothy Kearns, Thomas E. Kern, Ben Klein, Kevin Larkin, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Mike Lynch, Bill Nowlin, Chris Rainey, Carl Riechers, Joel Rippel, C. Paul Rogers III, Gary Sarnoff, John Schleppi, Steven D. Schmitt, Doug Schoppert, Tom Schott, Paul Scimonelli, Doug Skipper, John Sokora, Mark S. Sternman, Stew Thornley, Joseph Wancho, Gregory H. Wolf, Jack Zerby, and Don Zminda.

 

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For more than 40 years, SABR and its members have led the way in publishing the best baseball historical and statistical research. Our publications program is shifting to take advantage of new methods of publishing. Not only will we continue to publish new books like Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession (2011); Sweet ’60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (2013); Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (2013); Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (2015); Nuclear Powered Baseball/The Simpsons (2016), Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (2016); Cuban Baseball Legends (2016); No-Hitters (2017); Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies (2018), The Pride of Smoketown: The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords (2020), and From Rube to Robinson (2021), which showcase the best efforts of SABR’s members, chapters and committees, but new technology makes it possible for us to bring out-of-print titles like Nineteenth Century Stars (2012); The Fenway Project (2013); The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field (2017); Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox (2019); and Green Cathedrals (2020) back again.

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Stay tuned throughout the year for new (and old!) titles that we’ll be adding to the SABR Digital Library. To learn more about SABR Publications, contact Publications Editor Cecilia Tan at ctan@sabr.org.

 

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Originally published: March 2, 2021. Last Updated: March 2, 2021.

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