Virtual Field Trip: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

Did you know that almost every American President has a connection to baseball? As we celebrate President's Week, take a look at the connections between baseball and the White House.

Join the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum as we explore the role of baseball in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. In the week following the attack, Baseball commissioner Landis sent FDR a letter seeking advice to continue the 1942 baseball season, more commonly referred to the Red Light Letter . FDR promptly responded with the Green Light Letter expressing the value of baseball in time of war and provided his personal support to continue as the nation entered World War II. This session highlights the relationship of FDR and other presidents with America’s favorite pastime.

Thanks to the support from The Ford Motor Company, this program is free of charge but registration is required.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the virtual program.

Once capacity is reached via Zoom connection, participants may join us live on the Hall of Fame's Facebook