goose goslin

January 28, 1968

Goose Goslin, a former Senator and Tiger outfielder who retired with a career .316 batting average after playing in five World Series, and Kiki Cuyler, a .321 career hitter who won four stolen base crowns while running the bases for the Pirates and Cubs, are elected into the Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Veterans Committee.
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A Rematch 81 Years in the Making?

This afternoon’s National League playoff game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants marks the first time since the 1933 World Series that a team from Washington has faced the Giants in the post season.  

Eight-one years ago to the day on October 3, 1933, the New York Giants hosted the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series.  At the time the Nationals (originally the Washington Senators) were in the American League, and would lose the series in 5 games.  

A few of the Hall of Famers in the series included Heinie Manush, Washington, #2 (LF); Goose Goslin: Washington, #5 (LF); Joe Cronin: Washington, #4 (SS); Bill Terry: New York, #3 (1B); and Mel Ott: New York, #4 (3B).  Also playing for Washington that year was catcher Moe Berg, the “brainiest guy in baseball” and  OSS agent.

The Nationals would later leave Washington, becoming the Minnesota Twins in 1961.  The Giants remained in New York until 1957, before they moved to San Francisco.  

Staff from our Special Media Division and Office of Presidential Libraries recently uncovered this scorecard and program along with other materials from the 1933 World Series, included with the production file for the Universal News newsreel from that week.  

(Stay tuned for actual footage from those games!)

Universal News, Volume 5, Release 186 Stories #1-4, 6, Local, October 4, 1933 (Production File).

#GoNats!