Baseball in Washington DC, 1933
We admit it—here in Washington, DC, we are pretty excited about the Washington Nationals game this afternoon! The last time we won the American League pennant was in 1933 when the team was the Washington Senators and Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House.
In honor of the first DC home game in this Major League Baseball playoff series, here’s a photograph of FDR throwing the ceremonial first pitch for Game 3 of the World Series, when the New York Giants played the Senators. Washington, DC, 10/5/33.
And for any fans who may have called in “sick” today, you’re in good company — When FDR was a young attorney in New York City, he almost lost his job because he would sneak off to Giants games.
Thanks to Sarah, archivist magician at the FDR Library for finding this photo!
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New York Giants vs. The Gipper
The New York Giants pioneered the now familiar victory-coach-Gatorade-dump, which they here demonstrate with a drier medium on President Reagan.
C39093-5, New York Giant football player Harry Carson dumping Gatorade (popcorn) on President Reagan with Nancy Reagan watching at the White House Diplomatic entrance. 2/13/87.
C39084-18A, President Reagan meets the New York Giants football team after Super Bowl XXI victory in East Room. 2/13/1987.