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.
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.
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.
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.