Povich Rewind

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.

Povich Rewind: The Munich Olympics
Jul 26, 2016

Povich Rewind: The Munich Olympics

The Rio Olympics already has been controversial — a condition that goes with every Olympics. Shirley Povich covered the 1972 Olympics in Munich in which 11 Israelis were murdered by by Arab terrorists. The Olympics have never been the same.

Beyond the Feat, Ripken Fills Gehrig’s Shoes
Jun 26, 2016

Beyond the Feat, Ripken Fills Gehrig’s Shoes

In this era of managers regularly giving major league baseball players “days off” it should be noted that Cal Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played.