This day in baseball: POTUS’s first World Series

At Griffith Stadium on October 4, 1924, Calvin Coolidge became the first United States President to attend a World Series opener.  The Giants managed to defeat the hometown Senators in 12 innings that day, with a score of 4-3.


President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge at a baseball game with Coolidge’s secretary C. Bascom Slemp at right, 1924 (Library of Congress)

2 Comments on “This day in baseball: POTUS’s first World Series”

  1. verdun2 says:

    In this age of politics, we could use more “Silent Cal” types. Emphasis on the “Silent.”

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