dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
10 april 1968 & washington senators play minnesota twins

10 april 1968 & washington senators play minnesota twins

#OTD Wednesday 10 April 1968 The Washington Senators baseball team played the Minnesota Twins at the DC Stadium (2400 East Capitol St SE). The game was originally scheduled for Monday 8 April but was postponed due to the uprising. It was rescheduled for Tuesday 9 April. However, after the funeral for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. was changed to Tuesday, the game was rescheduled for today. 

The Senators lost 2-0 to the Twins. There were 32,000+ in attendance for the 2pm game that lasted 2 hours. (The stadium capacity was 45,000.)

Your comments are welcome below. Did you or family members attend the game? What do you remember about the game? Was it different from other games? Was there police/National Guard presence? Did you watch on tv or listen on radio? What do you remember about DC Stadium (RFK Stadium)? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library, 11 April 1968. Photographer unknown.
Baseball stats here.
"Twins Shut Out Senators," Baltimore Sun 11 April 1968.

11 april 1968 & fair housing act passed

11 april 1968 & fair housing act passed

9 april 1968 & taquiena boston diary entry on dr. king's funeral

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