Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: AL’s All-Star struggles continue in 1962
Jul 9, 2018

Povich Rewind: AL’s All-Star struggles continue in 1962

D.C. STADIUM — For the American League, the All-Star games have become an increasing embarrassment. … Its failures may be a puzzlement to the American League, but everything comes through clearly to Jackie Roosevelt Robinson.

Povich Rewind: Musial, NL win 1956 All-Star Game
Jul 3, 2018

Povich Rewind: Musial, NL win 1956 All-Star Game

GRIFFITH STADIUM — The first error of the 1956 All-Star festivities is committed by Mr. Eisenhower. On a day when the Nation is baseball minded, Ike’s announcement that he will stand for reelection could wind up among the Sally League results.

Povich Rewind: Yankees’ Power Wins in 1937
Jun 25, 2018

Povich Rewind: Yankees’ Power Wins in 1937

GRIFFITH STADIUM, 1937 — A successful packing job by Manager Joe McCarthy with President Franklin D. Roosevelt looking on – perhaps wistfully – upheld the validity of the American League’s claim to big league supremacy.

Povich Rewind: Granny Rice
May 15, 2018

Povich Rewind: Granny Rice

Readers of the sports pages of another era appreciated the likes of Shirley Povich and the legendary Grantland Rice, who passed away in 1954 and elicited this appreciation from Povich.

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Mar 29, 2018

Povich Rewind: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Povich rarely wrote about women and sports, even after they began to gain widespread acceptance as professional athletes in the 1970s. But he did admire Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the most dominant female athlete of the first half of the century.

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training
Feb 28, 2018

Povich Rewind: Big Chill Descends on Spring Training

With spring training in full swing, a rewind of Shirley Povich’s 1994 column on one of his last spring training visits of baseball training camps and remembering the old days.