Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: Who Was the Greatest?
Apr 30, 2020

Povich Rewind: Who Was the Greatest?

In this time of Covid-19, with games at a standstill, a rewind of Shirley Povich’s past columns seems in order, with his November 1964, look at the greatest baseball players of the 50s and 60s.

Povich Rewind: Remembering Don Larsen
Jan 6, 2020

Povich Rewind: Remembering Don Larsen

Shirley Povich’s story of Don Larsen pitching the only perfect game in World Series history in 1956 remains one of the most memorable pieces in Povich’s 75-year career. Larsen died on Jan. 1 at the age of 90.

Povich Rewind: A Fitting Finale
Oct 10, 2019

Povich Rewind: A Fitting Finale

With the Washington Nationals moving on to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, a rewind of Shirley Povich’s 1994 piece in The Washington Post about Washington’s only World Series triumph, in 1924, seemed obvious.

Povich Rewind: Greatest Team Ever?
May 15, 2019

Povich Rewind: Greatest Team Ever?

The Golden State Warriors are the latest team to be placed in the category of maybe the “best sports team since the 1927 Yankees.” Shirley Povich actually covered the 1927 Yankees.

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Apr 2, 2019

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

I asked students in my Sports and Culture class who had heard of great athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias? No one raised a hand. Maybe this will help.

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training
Feb 13, 2019

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training

Among Shirley Povich’s most enjoyable memories during his 75-year career with The Washington Post was spring training. With baseball training camps opening this month, we rewind Povich’s column remembering spring training “back in the day.”