Old Timers’ Day, New York Yankees Stadium, August 8, 1959

Herbert Hoover was a lifelong fan of baseball, not just major league baseball, but baseball of all kinds.  Hoover played the game as a youth, tried out for the Stanford team while in college, and championed baseball as the ideal American sport.  Hoover was given season passes to the Washington Senators and New York Giants, … Continue reading Old Timers’ Day, New York Yankees Stadium, August 8, 1959

Hoover on Baseball

Fall means it is time for "America's pastime" playoffs! Herbert Hoover was a fan of baseball throughout his life; as President he had the traditional honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch to open the season for the Washington Senators, and he attended other games when he had the time. He even made a trip to Philadelphia … Continue reading Hoover on Baseball