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Richard Nixon, Baseball Fan


The 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon, was a diehard baseball fan and fond of receiving world championship teams at the White House. (When Nixon lost his bid for the presidency against John F. Kennedy in 1960, he was reportedly offered the job of baseball Commissioner.)

This letter, written to Yankee President Dan Topping, was written during Nixon's first term as Vice President.


Related links:

See my short movie on the day that Elvis Presley met Nixon.

See Nixon's letter to Jimmie Foxx’s daughter informing her that he had chosen her father as the greatest first baseman of all time.

This letter is included in my second book, Every Pitcher Tells a Story.