This day in baseball: POTUS’s first World Series
Posted: October 4, 2018 Filed under: 20th Century, This day in baseball | Tags: Baseball, Calvin Coolidge, history, Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Giants, President of the United States, sports, Washington Senators, 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)