Washington Senators Home Opener, 1936

home opener baseball 1936 PRESIDENT TOSSES OUT FIRST BALL. WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 14. THE LID WAS OFFICIALLY PRIED OFF THE 1936 BASEBALL SEASON IN WASHINGTON TODAY WHEN PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TOSSED OUT THE FIRST BALL TO START HOSTILITIES BETWEEN THE SENATORS AND THE NEW YORK YANKEES. IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH, L TO R: SECRETARY MARVIN McINTYRE; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, JR.; MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, JR.; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; JOE McCARTHY, YANKEE MANAGER; BUCKEY HARRIS, SENATOR’S LEADER; CLARK GRIFFITH, PRESIDENT OF THE WASHINGTON BASEBALL CLUB; AND WILLIAM HARRIDGE, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

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The Senators went on to rack up a 82-71 record for the 1936 season. Let’s hope the Nationals do better than the Senators did in 1936 this year. Play Ball!

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