Baseball and the Presidency
Mel Marmer, a baseball historian, gave a multimedia presentation tracing the relationship between America’s highest office and… read more
Mel Marmer, a baseball historian, gave a multimedia presentation tracing the relationship between America’s highest office and America’s favorite pastime, from President Harrison to President Obama. Topics included presidents throwing out first pitches and the “Green Light Letter” from President Franklin Roosevelt to the baseball commissioner giving baseball permission to proceed in 1942 and expressing the value of baseball in time of war.
The question and answer session was not shown.
“Baseball and the Presidency” was a program held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center.** close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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