Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Richard Barbieri Returns to Washington DC
I am moving again, this time from
Our Nation's Capital has provided eighty-eight Major Leaguers through the 2004 season, although only two, Angels' reliever Brendan Donnelly and journeyman outfielder Curtis Pride played in the 2004 season. Those eighty-eight men represent about a half a percent of all men to play the Majors, putting DC about equal with
In a bit of trivia that I somehow missed but was uncovered by friend of Annotated This Day Dave Studeman was that Doc White, the pitcher who avoided facing the Washington Senators for all those years was, in fact, a Washingtonian himself. I don't think this has anything to do with it, but it is interesting that White--who has the most wins of any DC resident--accumulated so few of them against his hometown team.