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Phil Wood: An overdue honor for D.C. baseball legend Sam Rice

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O n September 18, 1934, Sam Rice played his final major league game. Wearing a Cleveland uniform, he went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in a 9-6 win over his previous team, the Washington Senators. He retired with a .322 average and 2,987 base hits, just 13 shy of the 3,000-hit club. His manager, longtime teammate Walter Johnson, offered him the chance to return in 1935 and get those...