Friday, July 31, 2015

Presidential Praise for The League of Outsider Baseball


A couple of months ago I sent a copy of my book to President George H.W. Bush. If you have read through it you know President Bush has a two-page spread in the "People's Game" chapter. Back in 1947 and 1948 he was described as "Yale's Fancy Dan" for his defensive work at first base and played in the very first two College World Series'. A particularly neat piece of trivia I had to include was that throughout his term as President, George Bush kept a well-oiled first baseman's mitt in the drawer of his desk in the Oval Office - just in case. 

So anyway, I thought he might like a copy of the book and sent it off, not really expecting anything back or at the most a form letter from one of his secretaries or assistants. Imagine my surprise when the following items showed up in today's mail...





4 comments:

  1. That is SO COOL! Congrats on the book, the popular press it's received, and especially this very special memento!

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  2. Wow - very nice of 41 to not only send a reply as such, but include a sweet auto'd photo.

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  3. Sweet pair of Bush signatures! Congratulations.

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  4. This is great Gary! Congratulations!

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