President Dwight D. Eisenhower Baseball Game Attendance Log

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president of the Abilene High School Athletic Association in 1909 and he played center field on the baseball team with his brother Edgar — at first base. President Eisenhower entered West Point after high school and played junior varsity baseball with General Omar Bradley. The rest is history...

"Calvin (Griffith), the wife is away, how about me coming to the ball game?" - Dwight Eisenhower
President Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

Baseball Games Attended While In Office

Date
Location
Match Up
Notes

04-16-1953

Washington, D.C.

Senators 3

Threw out first pitch of rescheduled home opener.

Yankees 6

04-13-1954

Washington, D.C.

Senators 5

Threw out first pitch. Ten-inning win on Mickey Vernon homer.

Yankees 3

05-27-1954

Washington, D.C.

Senators 7

Red Cross Day

Yankees 3

04-11-1955

Washington, D.C.

Senators 12

Threw out first pitch.

Orioles 5

04-17-1956

Washington, D.C.

Senators 4

Threw out first pitch.

Yankees 10

08-31-1956

Washington, D.C.

Senators 4

Jim Lemon had three home runs in a losing effort.

Yankees 6

10-03-1956

Brooklyn, NY

Dodgers 6

First game of 1956 Word Series .

Yankees 3

04-15-1957

Washington, D.C.

Senators 6

Threw out first pitch in eleven inning loss.

Orioles 7

07-30-1957

Washington, D.C.

Senators 1

Night game.

White Sox 7

04-14-1958

Washington, D.C.

Senators 5

Threw out first pitch.

Red Sox 2

05-29-1959

Washington, D.C.

Senators 7

Stayed all nine innings.

Red Sox 6

04-18-1960

Washington, D.C.

Senators 10

Threw out first pitch.

Red Sox 1

08-15-1960

Washington, D.C.

Senators 3

Night game.

Red Sox 11

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Baseball Games Attendence Log



In 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower missed the season opener and baseball fan / Vice-President Richard Nixon made his first appearance and pitch at a Major League ballgame.

Did you know that President Dwight D. Eisenhower personally presented Mickey Vernon with his batting championship trophy?

In 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower invited Mexico's Little League world champions to the White House and gave each of them a presidential pen.

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