Never seen Walter Johnson pitch? How about Bucky Harris' home run in old Griffith Stadium? Ever seen it?
Ever watched Bucky round the bases?
Earl McNeely's World Series-winning double? What about the fans in the nation's capital storming the field to celebrate the first and only World Series Championship won by a D.C.-based team?
If you're frustrated after last night's loss to the Giants, why not take a minute or two and travel back in time to the year 1924 to watch the Washington Senators beat the New York Giants who would eventually move to San Francisco in 1958.
In need of inspiration? The Walter Johnson-led 1924 Senators lost the first game of their first World Series, but battled back to tie it up at 1-1 in Game 2.
After dropping Game 3, they beat the Giants in the Polo Grounds in Game 4 and after dropping Game 5 to fall behind 3-2 in the best of seven series, they won Game 6 then rallied from behind in Game 7, tying it up at 3-3 with a two-run eighth and then winning it in the 12th on McNeely's double.
Washington Post writer Francis P. Daily captured the moment in print back in 1924:
While a brown October sun, casting its big shadow over the stadium of baseball war, was curling up for the evening at precisely 5:04 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Earl McNeely, the best bargain at $50,000 ever put over, bludgeoned his way to everlasting fame with a hit that was heard ’round the world and started the greatest public demonstration ever enacted in the Nation’s Capital or anywhere else."
If you missed this the other day when WaPost writer Dan Steinberg posted it, check it out now, maybe it will provide some inspiration and we'll see you on the field in Nationals Park after Game 5 of the NLDS. Or maybe we should wait until the Nationals win the Series since we'll like totally get arrested for storming the field...
This is awesome: newsreel from Game 7 of the 1924 World Series was found. http://t.co/m9VykDZeLV A prominent Vermonter makes an appearance.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 5, 2014