|The 1933 Washington Senators' World Series Train Menu
The first two games of the 1933 World Series
were played at the Polo Grounds, the home of the
National League champs, the New York Giants. The
Giants were the heavy underdogs against the Senators,
but won the first two games at home. The next
three games were at Griffith Stadium in Washington.
A special train took the Senators back to Washington
D.C. This menu is from that train ride, which
left New York’s Pennsylvania Station on
October 4, 1933. The menu is signed by most of
the Senators including “Goose” Goslin,
Sam Rice, Joe Cronin, Moe Berg, Heine Manush and
team owner Cal Griffith.
This menu represents the true end of an era.
The next baseball season witnessed the first airplane
transportation for a professional baseball team
(the Cincinnati Reds).