From the first incarnation of baseball in the Nation’s Capital, these (17) programs/scorecards were issued at American League venues. Headlining the lot are:
1925: from the club’s second successive American League championship season, this 16-page guide (EX) was issued at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The scoring grids are unmarked and pre-printed lineups include Senators stars Goslin, Harris and Rice, as well as Pale Hose staples Collins and Schalk.
1926: issued at Yankee Stadium, the eight-page guide features scoring grids marked in pencil to chronicle a 9-5 Bronx Bombers triumph in the opener of a twinbill. Hall of Famers Goslin and Lazzeri homered. Pre-printed lineups list Combs, Gehrig, Goslin, Lazzeri, Rice and Ruth. Presents (FR) with tape securing the spine and separated (but present) pages.
1926: issued at Briggs Stadium on August 4, the 12-page program features pre-printed lineups that include Gehringer, Goslin, Harris, Heilmann and Rice, as well as scoring grids marked in pencil to document an 11-7 Senators victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader. Presents (GD) with covers separated (but present) and final page missing.
1929: scorecard issued at Shibe Park and scored in pencil to document the nightcap of a twinbill in which the Senators were felled, 9-8 (they lost the opener by that identical score). Pre-printed lineups feature Cochrane, Foxx, Goslin, Rice and Simmons. Presents (VG) with tape strips securing a tear.
1931: program issued at Cleveland\s League Park II for the August 20 contest in which Earl Averill homered to help fuel the Tribe’s second straight 10-8 win over the Senators. Pre-printed lineups feature Averill, Cronin and Rice. Presents (VG) with vertical compacting fold and paper loss on back cover.
1933: program issued in the Bronx and scored in pencil to chronicle a 3-2 Senators triumph to give World Series-bound Washington a July 4 doubleheader sweep. Pre-printed lineups include Cronin, Dickey, Gehrig, Goslin, Lazzeri, Sewell and Ruth, who hit his 670th career home run in that twinbill nightcap. Presents (GD) with tape securing the pages/spine.
1940: eight-page guide (presents EX) issued at Fenway Park; unmarked scoring grids feature pre-printed lineups that include Cronin, Doerr, Ferrell, Foxx, Grove and Williams.
1951: 20-page guide (presents minimally VG-EX) issued at Yankee Stadium. Scoring grids are unmarked and pre-printed lineups include Berra, DiMaggio, Mize and Rizzuto. Of note is the listing of Mantle as number “6” on the Yankee roster (indicating that this is an early-season program).
Also included are:
1928: vs. Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park (VG with marked scoring grids and pre-printed lineups listing Goslin, Harris and Rice).
1936: thick-stock scorecard (VG-EX) with unmarked scoring grids from spring training game vs. Philadelphia Phillies at the Senators’ Orlando, Florida site.
1940: eight-page guide issued at Cleveland Stadium and marked in pencil to document a September 18 doubleheader nightcap in which Bob Feller earned the 26th of his career-high 27 wins. Pre-printed lineups include Boudreau and Ferrell. Presents (VG) with writing on front cover and faint moisture-induced stains.
1941: thick-stock scorecard issued at Comiskey Park with unmarked scoring grids and pre-printed lineups including Appling and Ferrell. Presents minimally (VG-EX).
1941: 12-page program issued at Shibe Park; partially scored. Presents (VG-EX) with wring on front cover.
1941: 16-page program issued at Shibe Park commemorating “Connie Mack Day” with interior text/photos honoring the time-honored skipper. Scoring grids are marked in pencil to chronicle the Athletics’ 13-5 win over the Senators on May 24 (though the program lists “May 17” on front cover). Presents (VG) with folds.
1945: quad-fold scorecard issued at Briggs Stadium during the Tigers’ world championship campaign. Presents (VG-EX) with unmarked scoring grids and pre-printed lineups that include Greenberg.
1946: 12-page guide issued at Yankee Stadium and scored in pencil to document a 7-6 Yankees “walk-off” win. Pre-printed lineups include Dickey, DiMaggio and Gordon. Presents (FR) with all pages/covers present but separated.
1960: 24-page program issued at Griffith Stadium for a contest against the Boston Red Sox. Scoring grids are partially marked and program presents (FR) with covers present but separated. Front cover is signed in pencil by (11). Signatures average (“6”) strength (no third-party authentication) with highlights including: Abernathy, Clary (coach), Gardner, Killebrew, Lemon and Mincher.