President Bill Clinton grew up listening to Harry Caray on Cardinals radio; Hillary loved the Cubs

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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 Jimmy Carter: While still Georgia governor, he gave Hank Aaron special tags, “HR-715”

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First Major League Baseball game was on television, 80 years ago today on the forerunner to WNBC-TV

Eighty years ago today, August 26, 1939, Major League Baseball hit the television airwaves. Hit […]


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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50 years ago: MLB and the Moon landing; A look back; Local voices remember their experiences

Something divine or celestial had to have taken hold some 50 years ago. It was […]