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Play Ball, Mr. President: A Century of Baseballs Signed U.S. Presidents by Dan  Cohen

Play Ball, Mr. President: A Century of Baseballs Signed

U.S. Presidents by Dan Cohen

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781601940209
Paperback
48 pages
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 About the Book 

The game of baseball and the American presidency have a long and storied history, starting even before there was a president. George Washington, years before he became the nations first leader, played a bat and ball game called Rounders, a precursorMoreThe game of baseball and the American presidency have a long and storied history, starting even before there was a president. George Washington, years before he became the nations first leader, played a bat and ball game called Rounders, a precursor to baseball, in Revolutionary War camps. By 1860, political cartoonist were using baseball as a backdrop to depict Abraham Lincolns election victory and Lincoln was known to play the game on the White House lawn. In the 20th century and beyond, baseball has indeed become a veritable presidential pastime, and it is inconceivable that the office could now be held by someone who is without first-hand knowledge of the game.