The relationship between the Minnesota Twins and its precursor, the Washington Senators, is a hard nut to crack. Maybe if the move didn't denote that the Twin Cities were now a big-league town. Or if Washington didn't lose so much that a Broadway musical with the devil powering the Senators to glory would become a classic. Then there's the complicated man that was Calvin Griffith. But with the loss of Harmon Killebrew and now the mining of Senators history to observe the 10,000th home run hit by the Senator-Twins franchise, perhaps more homage can be paid.
Which is why Twins fans left out of the postseason (and meaningful baseball the past couple months) should applaud this development and check out this video: Discovery of newsreel footage, perhaps the only footage that exists, of the Senators' 1924 World Series victory. The Library of Congress calls it "a miracle" that they were able to see anything, let alone something that turned out so well. Read more from the Washington Post and the Library about the long, strange trip that it took to discover the footage.
And then check out the Society for American Baseball Research for a rundown of the wild Game 7 between the Senators and the New York Giants, a crowning achievement for ace pitcher Walter "Big Train" Johnson, at right.
But Twins fans might see some things to like there and recognize: A head-first slide into first base. An infielder catching the ball to end the game (a la a how it happened in the movie "Moneyball" but not in real life) and oodles of fans filling the field. We'll keep waiting for that to happen.