As we learned yesterday, there are two new walls in Redskins Nation, each commemorating the rich history of the team.
One thing that’s really cool about this wall is that I had the opportunity to help get it off the ground, when it was still in the concept stage, in March of this year.
I had just come aboard with the team, and this was literally the very first assignment that they asked me to do. My responsibility was to lend a hand with the research and photos, helping to build the skeleton that would later come to life.
Redskins.com’s Gary Fitzgerald put in a lot of the legwork to flesh out the project, producing most of the copy as well as assembling the photos necessary to create a timeline. Many hands helped to mold the final product, from team owner Daniel Snyder to general manager Bruce Allen, with help from team executives Larry Michael and Mitch Gershman.
HZDG is the company responsible for creating the final product and it really does look magnificent. It’s pretty cool to see something that started as a Word document on a 14-inch monitor end up as a 65-foot mural, commemorating a franchise that stretches over eight decades.
But I digress.
Yesterday, we looked at the franchise in its infancy, in the 1930s, and today we’ll look at the 1940s panel.
No man captured the essence of the Redskins in the 1940s more than team quarterback, Slingin’ Sammy Baugh. Baugh could do it all, and was a hero in all facets of the game. He finished his career with 13 NFL records as a quarterback, punter, and defensive back.
His indelible mark on the team and this city, is properly represented in the 1940s panel:
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