Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: A Sporting Life
Oct 23, 2017

Povich Rewind: A Sporting Life

Once upon a time, before new journalism and instant replay, Washington won the World Series, Georgetown was a football power — and a sportswriter was just a working stiff.

Povich Rewind: When Senators Were Kings
Sep 27, 2017

Povich Rewind: When Senators Were Kings

With the Washington Nationals in the playoffs as National League East champions, we rewind Shirley Povich’s look back at Washington’s only World Series triumph in 1925.

A Kid Named Feller
Jun 6, 2017

A Kid Named Feller

Povich was in awe of Feller’s pitch speed — in an era when radar guns did not exist. His August 1936, column reflects that admiration.

Povich Rewind: Man o’ War Retains Rank as at Least Co-Greatest
Apr 16, 2017

Povich Rewind: Man o’ War Retains Rank as at Least Co-Greatest

For most of Shirley Povich’s life, horse racing was a major sport and topic. His 1973 column comparing two of the greatest race horses of all time — Man ‘o War and Secretariat — is a good way to be the start thinking about this year’s Triple Crown.

Throwing Out the First Pitch
Mar 30, 2017

Throwing Out the First Pitch

With President Trump’s decision to forgo the invitation from the Washington Nationals to throw out the first pitch at Monday’s Opening Day, a look at Shirley Povich’s 1954 column on presidential first pitches is a must read.

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training
Feb 7, 2017

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training

Shirley Povich, who spent more than 50 years covering baseball for the Post, looks back on Spring Training during a simpler time.