Washington’s first World Series, 1924. Pres­i­dent Coolidge with man­ag­er Bucky Har­ris and the first ball, game one, Octo­ber 4th. Actu­al­ly, “Silent Cal’s” wife Grace was the base­ball fan. When Mud­dy Ruel scored the win­ning run she leaped to her feet cheer­ing. The Pres­i­dent said, “My word,” and dropped his cig­ar. (Library of Con­gress / pub­lic domain)

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