President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge attend baseball game at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1927, April 12 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President and Mrs.Calvin Coolidge standing at their box in Griffith Stadium to watch a baseball game between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox, on April 12, 1927. The President takes off his overcoat and sits, after which everyone also sits down. The President stands to greet Senators manager, Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris, who shakes hands with the President and with the First Lady as she extends her hand. Harris gives a baseball to the President who pepares to throw the ceremonial "first pitch." Bucky Harris points to where the President should throw. Someone else steps forward and tells the President to throw in a different direction. He looks puzzled. Bucky Harris again reafirms the correct direction. Change of scene: President and Mrs. Coolidge standing with everyone else for the playing of the National Anthem.
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