Pete Kerzel, our wonderful editor here at MASNsports.com, pointed out that 56 years ago today, Damn Yankees opened on Broadway.
On May 5, 1955, fans watched as slugger “Shoeless” Joe Hardy joined the Washington Senators to help the struggling franchise win the pennant. Damn Yankees earned a number of Tony Awards in 1956 and stayed on Broadway for 1019 productions. In 1994, the revival at Marquis Theatre brought the classic back to life.
The Nationals played the musical’s signature piece “Heart” during home games at RFK Stadium, but the tradition disappeared for awhile. This season, the organist at Nationals Park has been playing it rather frequently.
I, for one, would love to see a silly Nationals re-make of the classic. Something like this. Thoughts?