In 1963 the Senators sold veteran outfielder Jimmy Piersall to
the Mets. A few weeks later, Jummy celebrated his 100th career homerun
by running the bases backward.
In homage to Jimmy, we continue east on N Street SE circling
the stadium counterclockwise. East of Half Street SE, which would
approximately intersect the third base line, the buildings on the
southern side of N Street become nonresidential and of fairly
recent vintage. Much of the block is devoted to a gigantic
multi-building recycling facility that wraps around the corner of First
Street SE. However, there are a few small buildings that suggest an
earlier vision of "Industrial Washington."
The remaining blocks of the stadium perimeter are similarly
unremarkable. First Street SE and Potomac Avenue beyond the outfield
fences are dominated by a ready-mix concrete depot and similar