Sunday, April 10, 2011

President Wilson at Baseball Game


Today's picture is from 1916, and it shows President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first ball of the season. It was opening day.

I am having baseball week this week because several of you had asked for it. So, hope you enjoy it.

9 comments:

  1. Throwing out the first ball used to be just that. You got up from your seat and threw the ball onto the field. When did it start that the honoree was brought out onto the field and pitched (or tried to) from the mound?

    John

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  2. Have fun everybody. I'll be looking in but will use my free time to do some spring cleaning. To each their own. Right?

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  3. Woodrow Wilson signed into effect the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913. And said the following just six years later:

    I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world -- no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
    (So True)

    "Go Phillies"

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  4. love baseball! thank you! great work!

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  5. I wonder how Wilson threw that ball. He has a very delicate hold of it. I suspect the toss was unremarkable and would love to know the answer.

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  6. As you see, the woman right behind him and just under his right arm is laughing pretty hard.

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  7. RTD, that's his wife.

    John

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  8. Whoa. I see that Wilson was the 1st president to attend a World Series and played 2nd base for the Lightfoot Baseball Club as a boy. I suppose he knew his way around a baseball diamond.

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