George H. W. Bush: “Baseball has everything”; The 41st president’s love for the game never waned

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Ronald Reagan: The ‘Great Communicator’ advanced from sports announcer to the Oval Office

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President Gerald Ford, linebacker on Michigan’s national championship teams, loved Al Kaline and the Tigers

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President Nixon, a fan’s fan; Earned praise for his knowledge of the game from Hank Aaron and Casey Stengel

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By 1968, President Johnson’s final full year, football had passed baseball as the country’s favorite sport

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President Eisenhower was a Sportsman; an inveterate golfer, played football and loved baseball

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Smith: Truman was the Rembrandt of Opening Day; The president: “May the sun never set on American baseball”

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

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

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

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

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

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