Povich Rewind

Povich Rewind: All-Star Game History in Washington
Jul 17, 2018

Povich Rewind: All-Star Game History in Washington

Leading up to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park on July 17, the Povich Center will rewind Shirley Povich’s coverage of the four previous All-Star games games in Washington D.C., courtesy of The Washington Post.

Povich Rewind: AL falls again in 1969 All-Star Game
Jul 16, 2018

Povich Rewind: AL falls again in 1969 All-Star Game

RFK STADIUM — It was little surmised after the flood-stage torrents of the previous night that by the third inning of the All-Star Game the American Leaguers would be praying for rain.

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.