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The Washington Senators’ Walter Johnson is enshrined at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sammy Baugh of the Redskins earned a spot at the NFL’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. And on Feb. 9, Stanley Allen, Ann Hughes Hargrove, and Alma Strange were inducted into the Ward 1 Democrats Hall of Fame. Longtime activists Allen, Hargrove, and Strange—career .300 hitters all—join two dozen other neighborhood celebrities, including D.C. Council Chairman Dave Clarke and Ward 1 Councilmember Frank Smith, both inducted before their recent slumps. According to the ward’s party Chairman Peter Schott (himself a 1990 honoree), the annual induction ceremony draws 150 guests and nets several hundred dollars. For now, sadly, no actual hall exists: Inductees must be satisfied with a plaque in Smith’s office.