Friday, August 15, 2008

Stuff to Do

The New York Times' Joe Lapointe had a nice afternoon in D.C. yesterday:
When my lunch appointment canceled, I looked across the street from my hotel to the Historical Society of Washington and saw the banner for “Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia." . . .

. . . The exhibit, and the free brochure they give out with it, includes some wonderful surprises. One is a photograph of Babe Ruth, lying unconscious next to a wall in Griffith Stadium on July 5, 1924. The caption said he was knocked out after hitting the wall while running for a ball in right field.
Sounds really cool. Certainly worth checking out if you're in Washington between now and October. The Historical Society is at 801 K Street NW, two blocks south of the Mount Vernon Square Metro station.

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