Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Last Time DC Hosted the World Series...

D.C. was very different the last time it hosted the World Series. Heck, the Pentagon didn't exist back then.

What did the Washington region look like in 1933, the last time a local Major League Baseball team was playing in the World Series? For starters, the Pentagon and National Airport didn’t exist. The Arlington Memorial Bridge was all of 1 year old and the Glenn L. Martin Co. — the company responsible for the “Martin” in Lockheed Martin Corp. — had just started fueling the burgeoning aviation industry from its new headquarters in Maryland.

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• J. Willard Marriott, who in 1927 started what would become the world’s largest hospitality company with a root beer stand in Columbia Heights, was expanding his chain of popular Hot Shoppes restaurants by 1933, bringing newfangled drive-in restaurants to the region. Marriott and his wife, Allie, were banking $1 million a year from their six Hot Shoppes locations by ’33. Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR) wouldn’t open its first hotel until 1959.

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