08/13/1960 Former President Hoover throws out the first ball at the Old Timers game, Yankee Stadium. Red Rutting, Bob Feller and Joe DiMaggio. In exploring the Hoover-Ruth salary story, I indulged myself to compare salaries of other baseball players in light of the annual salary of the President. Given that the POTUS’s salary changed only … Continue reading Comparing Earnings of Presidents and Baseball Players.
Herbert Hoover and Babe Ruth before the Stanford vs. University of Southern CA. football game. 11/11/1933 Summer is here and it is time to recall some trivial links between baseball, America’s national pastime, and the Presidency, America’s highest public position. Although they met only once, at a Stanford-USC football game in November 1933, there are … Continue reading Herbert Hoover and Babe Ruth
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
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