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Rare Film: Washington Senators Win the 1924 World Series

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The Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros will play Game One of the World Series tonight in Houston. Check out this rare footage, found in a garage, of the Washington Senators winning the 1924 World Series over the New York Giants in a Game Seven that went 12 innings!

This film is now part of the Library’s collections. Remember, the Library of Congress is the Nation’s Library, but blog authors do have opinions. Go Nats! Stay in the fight! Here’s hoping for a great Series.

Comments (7)

  1. Many thanks for this incredible moment in American baseball history.

  2. This was wonderful. It should be widely shared.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I’m a lifelong D.C. baseball fan. I revere Walter Johnson, perhaps in small part because I went to Walter Johnson High School (class of 1974).

  4. How wonderful that this had been preserved and found! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I was impressed by the quality, particular the definition, of the film. Thanis

    Richard H. King

  6. That was fun to watch. Next year will be 100 years for these champs. Washington lost its team in 1960 to Minnesota, which is my favourite team now. My old favourite team, Montreal, lost its Expos to Washington in 2004.

  7. Great video! Sadly, there are at least two errors in the accompanying narrative: (1) the “Mogridge pitches for Washington” video does not depict George Mogridge, who was a lefty. The pitcher shown is either Warren “Curly” Ogden, who started the game, or relief pitcher Fred “Firpo” Marberry, and (2) Earl McNeely’s last name is incorrectly spelled McNeeley for the video of him knocking in the winning run.

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