Povich Rewind

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.

Povich Rewind: Farewell to The Big Train
Nov 20, 2016

Povich Rewind: Farewell to The Big Train

On November 16, Nationals’ pitcher Max Scherzer won the 2016 National League Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the National League by a vote of the baseball writers of America.

Senators Lose to Giants in World Series
Oct 24, 2016

Senators Lose to Giants in World Series

With all the hand-wringing about Washington’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the recent NLDS, a look back at Shirley Povich’s coverage of the Senators loss to the New York Giants in the 1933 World Series seemed in order.