Emmett Lanier



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General Wainwright (Medal of Honor Recipient in 1945), Emmett Lanier, Clark Griffith

Talk about Emmett's exciting moments!

Washington Senators' Opening Game, April 16, 1946, Emmett was in a movietone newsreel shaking hands with Ted Williams when he hit his first home run and crossed home plate after returning from being a Marine Corp pilot in World War II.

At another Opening Game at Griffith Stadium President Truman signed a baseball for Emmett.

And in September 2001, Emmett was honored as a panelists for "The Legacy of Griffith Stadium" a Sports Symposium presented by Howard University Hospital where home plate still exists inside the Hopital marking the spot where Griffith Stadium once was.

  • General Wainwright, hero and survivor of the Bataan Death March, Corregidor, is shown signing a baseball for Emmett.
  • 1941 to 1946 (the War Years) in Griffith Statium, Emmett was "Visiting Batboy" for the Washington Senators.
  • Clark Giffith, Owner of the Washington Senators is standing next to Emmett looking on.
  • The Baseball is among the missing but this picture will live on!

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