Calvin Coolidge was no fan of the game and his appearances were totally political in nature. An early telegram from a supporter urged the President to attend the World Series as it "would be one of the finest political strokes in history."
"They are a great band, these armored knights of the bat and ball." - Calvin Coolidge
Baseball Games Attended While In Office
President Calvin Coolidge's wife, Grace, kept score perfectly and stayed until the end of every game she ever attended with her husband.
On October 4, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. President to attend a World Series opener and he also threw out the ceremonial pitch.
Did you know that President Calvin Coolidge did not attend Game 2 of the 1924 World Series because it was played on a Sunday and it was against his religon?