Clark Griffith

On ,December 13 1927 — Senators president Clark Griffith gains approval to have Washington open the American League season one day before the rest of the league, to celebrate a “National Day” with the U.S. president throwing out the first ball. The AL also installs Ernest S. Barnard as its president.

 


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Baseball Reference December 13

SABR Games Project

National Pastime December 13

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