President Harry Truman attends baseball game between St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators in September 1945
Washington DC USA Date:1945, September 8 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Harry Truman arrives at Washington's Griffith Stadium in a car flanked by several Secret Service agents. Announcer notes this is the first time a president has attended a baseball game since the start of World War Two. President Truman and first lady Bess Truman take seats. Truman signs an autograph. Truman, a lefty, receives baseball from Washington Senators' manager Ossie Bluege and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Also in attendance is the commissioner of baseball, Albert "Happy" Chandler. Game begins as visiting St. Louis Browns take the field. The Senators' second baseman George Myatt gets a hit to advance George Case. Washington star Cecil Travis (playing in his very first game since returning from 3+ years military service) makes an infield out but drives in the Senators' first run. Washington goes on to win the game 4-1.
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