Saturday, August 9, 1969 was “Autograph Day” at RFK. The line to get Frank “Hondo” Howard’s signature was way too long, so I tried to get pitcher Jim Hannan’s attention. It was my ninth birthday. The game day party with friends was fun, but the greatest gift came in the second inning. “The Capital Punisher” hit a baseball farther than any little boy could have imagined.