Bushong: Grace Coolidge’s passion for baseball

From William Bushong at the White House Historical Association on July 2, 2015:

While both President Calvin and First Lady Grace Coolidge were well known baseball supporters, not everyone realized that of the two, Grace Coolidge was by far the more knowledgeable and enthusiastic fan.

Bucky Harris, who managed the Senators during their great run of 1920s success, said she was “the most rabid baseball fan I ever knew in the White House.”

(When Harris was married in October 1926, both the president and first lady attended the wedding.)

Grace Coolidge attended as many games as she could, faithfully keeping track of the proceedings on her scorecard. To stay in close touch with her team while sailing down the Potomac on the presidential yacht Mayflower, she listened to Senators games on radio station WRC.

Read the full article here: http://www.whitehousehistory.org/the-coolidges-and-baseball

Originally published: October 14, 2015. Last Updated: October 14, 2015.