Povich Rewind

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.

Povich Rewind: Olympic Protest
Oct 4, 2016

Povich Rewind: Olympic Protest

In the wake of the nationwide response to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, here is Shirley Povich’s 1968 column from Mexico City editorializes on a similar situation.

Povich Rewind: No Mistaking These Guys for Cy Young
Sep 12, 2016

Povich Rewind: No Mistaking These Guys for Cy Young

With Nationals’ pitcher Max Scherzer being accorded richly deserved support for the National League’s Cy Young award, we look back at Shirley Povich’s 1991 column on The Cy Young and how pitching and the game has changed.

The Evil Olympics
Aug 21, 2016

The Evil Olympics

It’s been 80 years since Jesse Owens won his memorable four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler.