June 9, 2010 Leave a comment
1924 World Series
The Washington Senators clinched their first and only championship in D.C. with a 4-3, 12-inning victory in Game 7 against the New York Giants. As President Calvin Coolidge and his wife looked on, the Senators’ Earl McNeely hit a ground ball that popped up and over Giants’ third baseman Freddie Lindstrom’s head for a single that allowed Muddy Ruel to head home for the win.
1942 NFL Championship Game
Sammy Baugh’s Redskins defeated the rival Chicago Bears 14-6 in one of the game’s biggest upsets. Just two years earlier, the Bears had destroyed the Redskins 73-0 in the title game. Read more of this post