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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  • Clifford Laube Specialist Roosevelt (Franklin) Presidential Library and Museum->Public Programs
  • Mel Marmer Attorney (Retired)

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Baseball and the Presidency

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Program ID:
293563-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Hyde Park, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 30, 2010
Last Aired:
Jul 8, 2010

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  • May 30, 2010 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2010 | 7:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2010 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2010 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2010 | 8:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2010 | 2:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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