FDR appreciated value of baseball and felt game should continue during WW II: “It is thoroughly worthwhile”

  “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. Douglass Cater, […]


The Curt Smith Series: During Prohibition, Herbert Hoover heard angry fans taunt, “We want beer”

OUR PRESIDENTS, OURSELVES   “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator […]


Calvin Coolidge; Born July 4th; Jumping baseball’s 1924 bandwagon helped 30th president win reelection

  American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. Douglass Cater, […]


Curt Smith Series: Babe Ruth and President Warren Harding, Swigging bourbon in the White House

“American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. Douglass Cater, “have […]


The Curt Smith Series, The Presidents and the Pastime: Wilson’s lifetime love for baseball

OUR PRESIDENTS, OURSELVES “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. […]



A sports loving nation: How did the presidents partake? The post Civil War period until Theodore Roosevelt

“American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. Douglass Cater, “have […]


Curt Smith series: Even in the early years of our great country, U.S. presidents played sports

OUR PRESIDENTS, OURSELVES   “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator […]


John F. Kennedy: At 102, forever young! First president interviewed on television at a baseball game

OUR PRESIDENTS, OURSELVES Publisher’s introduction: “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and […]


Smith: President Theodore Roosevelt loathed baseball; TR liked games “that sired blood, gore, and violence”

  You Tube shows no American president having thrown out a football to open a […]


Al Helfer wins 2019 Ford Frick Award; ‘Mr. Radio Baseball’ adds even more presence to Hall of Fame

Since 1978, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has chosen a Ford C. […]


Historian and TV observer Curt Smith proposes a six step program to reverse the declining interest in baseball

    True story. Circa 1970. As a teen, I played hoops in our family […]