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99-year-old Nats fan remembers last D.C. title

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Bertram Abramson is hoping to see another World Series in Washington. (Washington Post)

There's a great piece by J. Freedom du Lac in The Washington Post on Bertram Abramson, age 99. He's a devoted Nats fan who, as his rich age and quick mind suggest, remembers the last and only time a Washington team won the World Series. That was back in 1924, when the Senators topped the (New York) Giants in seven games.

In fact, Abramson was in the Griffith Stadium stands for Game 1, when Walter Johnson and Senators fell to the Giants in 12 innings (although he had to hustle home before the finish because his parents didn't know where he was). Abramson these days is a devoted Nationals fan, and he declares the 2012 Nats are the best team that Washington has ever had.

Abramson and his wife of 70 years, Frances, age 91, watch the Nats' games together whenever they can. " ... [S]he usually falls asleep," Abramson says. "She wakes up every five minutes and asks me what she missed."

Read the whole thing, as they say.


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