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

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


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”

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


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, […]


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. […]


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 […]


Historian Curt Smith examines why the World Series TV ratings have dropped badly since 1988

    On September 30, 1989, NBC telecast its last of more than a thousand […]


Curt Smith, baseball broadcast historian: MLB hasn’t yet reclaimed September as Bud Selig vowed

What if you gave a party, the old joke goes, and nobody came? What if […]


Andrea Kremer accepts Pro Football HOF’s Rozelle Award; Historian Curt Smith shares his Views

In a continuing year of recognition of woman sportscasters, the Pro Football Hall of Fame […]


Historian Curt Smith answers mystery question: Why Mel Allen was fired by GM Ralph Houk in ’64

The ceremony honoring this year’s Ford Frick winner, Bob Costas, will be held Saturday evening in Cooperstown, […]