Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship #2020

Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship Mark Gauvreau Judge Damn Senators My Grandfather and the Story of Washington s Only World Series Championship In Damn Senators Mark Judge has written a book that is at once a touching memoir of his grandfather star first baseman for the old Washington Senators a history of baseball in its golden age and an

  • Title: Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship
  • Author: Mark Gauvreau Judge
  • ISBN: 9781594030451
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship Mark Gauvreau Judge In Damn Senators, Mark Judge has written a book that is at once a touching memoir of his grandfather, star first baseman for the old Washington Senators a history of baseball in its golden age and an exciting account of the Senators 1924 World Series victory As one advance reader says, This book is not only for the dedicated fan but for anyone interested in human enIn Damn Senators, Mark Judge has written a book that is at once a touching memoir of his grandfather, star first baseman for the old Washington Senators a history of baseball in its golden age and an exciting account of the Senators 1924 World Series victory As one advance reader says, This book is not only for the dedicated fan but for anyone interested in human endurance and courage and the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat For decades, the Senators were the doormat of the American league, a disappointment to the presidents and ordinary people who flocked to Griffith Stadium to watch Walter Johnson, arguably the best pitcher of all time, Goose Goslin, one of the most feared hitters in baseball and another future Hall of Famer, and other great players labor year after year in vain But then in 1924 everything unexpectedly came together Team owner Clark Griffith made shrewd off season deals for journeyman players who would have their best years The aging Johnson, whom some sportswriters said was finished, put together a final great season Bucky Harris, the Boy Wonder, managed with a shrewdness that confounded those who thought he was too young for the job And the author s grandfather, Joe Judge, the best fielding first baseman in the league and a lifetime.300 hitter, anchored the team Damn Senators tells the dramatic story of how Washington managed to beat Babe Ruth and the Yankees, perennial champions of the American League, and then triumphed over the heavily favored New York Giants in what sports writers consider one of the most dramatic World Series in baseball history In recreating this championship season, the author interweaves the story of Judge, son of an Irish immigrant who became a baseball legend not only for his steady play he would eventually be inducted into RFK Stadium s Hall of Stars but also because of what came after his retirement In his later years, Judge was befriended by writer Douglas Wallop who made him the prototype for Joe Hardy, the lead character in his novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, later fabulously successful as a stage play and movie under the title Damn Yankees Recalling The Boys of Summer and other classics, Damn Senators is filled with unforgettable portraits of baseball legends like the wily Griffith the noble Big Train Johnson Ty Cobb, the meanest player of the day Al Schacht, The Clown Prince of Baseball whose comedy act played between innings the Giants Little Napoleon, John McGraw, and of course, the larger than life Babe Ruth Mark Judge returns us to a golden past But with a new baseball franchise rud to be on its way back to the nation s capitol, he may be taking us back to the future as well.
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    One thought on “Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series Championship”

    1. pretty good history on baseball in DC the chapter comparing DC and NYC in the 1920s and how that carried over to the respective baseball clubs was very insightful.

    2. What do you do with a non fiction book that is so emotionally satisfying, yet so fact challenged I guess you hope that it gets another edition emphasis on edit.I am a casual baseball fan a dilettante I love the game, but I m hardly a maven, much less a guru, much less a Nate Silver Yet even I could pick out rookie errors in this otherwise quick, narratively satisfying read.1 He called the NY American League team the New York Yankees in 1909 on page 34 they were the Highlanders then, and would no [...]

    3. Great story, but the poor writing and a couple of sloppy errors, such as confusing the Chicago White Stockings and Chicago White Sox took some of the fun out of it for me.

    4. The author s grandfather played first base for the 1924 Nats team that won the World Series I had read most of the story previously in the Henry Thomas biography of Walter Johnson.

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