A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators 50th Anniversary Edition, Paperback/Ronnie Joyner
Description Despite a long and uneven history, Major League Baseball's Washington franchises have hardly been the stuff of legend. However, in 1969, when new owner Bob Short coaxed batting legend and rookie manager Ted Williams out of retirement, these annual no-names climbed out of the depths and straight into the hearts of Washington baseball fans starving for a winner. Led by The Capital Punisher Frank Howard, whose tape-measure home runs sometimes seemed like optical illusions, the Senators simply won ball games with a determination rarely seen in D.C. environs. A Whole New Ballgame showcases the 1969 Senators' magical season, complete with updated player bios, new photographs, stats, game action, and stories. Foreword by Dick Bosman.