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

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


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

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


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”

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


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 […]


Esteemed network voices remember where they were when America landed on the moon 50 years ago

What was it that Vin Scully said when Kirk Gibson hit that unforgettable home run? […]


On MLB’s All-Star Tuesday: A collection of all-time riveting play-by-play calls, position-by-position

Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game recognizes the best players in the game by position. While […]


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, […]