Baseball and the Presidency

In the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, FDR received a letter from baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Landis concerning the propriety of proceeding with the 1942 baseball season.

FDR promptly responded to Landis’s inquiry expressing the value of baseball in time of war. Learn about the relationship between various presidents and America’s favorite pastime.

Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

FREE! Registration is required.

Please Note: This is a virtual program via Zoom. Participants will receive a link to the program via email upon completing registration.