Nats hope to repeat feat of '24 DC baseball champs - Article Photos 11/12

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 1924, file photo, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge throws out the ball for the opening game of the 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants in Washington. The Senators stormed to the top of the league the year after a losing season, had a star pitcher who was the subject of intense national discussion, and won praise from Coolidge for their performance. Like this year's Washington Nationals, the 1924 World Series champion Senators generated excitement in a city starved for a baseball winner. The Nationals will begin their quest for the city's second championship when the team's playoff series begins Sunday. (AP Photo/File)