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Washington’s First World Series: When the Washington Senators Were America’s Team

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1CV033
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Washington Senators, early 1930s (Library of Congress)

The ’24 Senators were the only Washington, D.C., team to win a World Series in the 20th century and the last D.C. team to win one until the 2019 Nationals. They were also the talk of America in the summer of 1924—a team of scrappy upstarts, with a 27-year-old rookie player-manager, seeking to dethrone the New York Yankees, who had won the three previous American League pennants. Washington started off with a mediocre 24-26 record, but then, as Babe Ruth would recall, “got hot quicker than almost any club I ever saw.”

In the centennial year of the Senators’ victorious World Series run, sports historian Fred Frommer and author and historian Gary Sarnoff cover the compelling story of this history-making team and touch on the mostly fallow years that followed.

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