U.S. President chucks out the first ball at a Washington Senators opener.

Why did Wrigley, Lasker, and the Chicago Cubs Join a Presidential Campaign?

This article was written by Mark Souder

This article was published in The National Pastime: Baseball in Chicago (2015)

MARK SOUDER resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which he represented in the United States Congress for 16 years. An active leader during the baseball steroids hearings, Souder criticized one slugger for refusing to talk about the past to an oversight hearing but then told a famous pitcher, “It is better not to talk about the past then to lie about the past.”