Presidents and First Pitches:
A Short History of Politics and Baseball
Tuesday, April 25th
7 p.m. No-host wine bar
7:30 Lecture and Q & A
Telaya Wine Co.
240 E. 32nd St.
(Turn at Stagecoach Inn)
Garden City, Idaho
Free and Open to the Public
Donald Trump and Barack Obama love their golf. John Kennedy played touch football, and Herbert Hoover loved nothing better than a day on a trout stream. But baseball is the American game most closely associated with the nation’s chief magistrate. Marc Johnson, a fan of baseball and a student of the presidents, will offer a brief – and humorous – tour of how the nation’s pastime long ago intersected with the nation’s leader.
Which president was the biggest fan? Who was the first chief executive to see a major league game? And which president personally welcomed Idaho’s Harmon Killebrew to the majors? Baseball and politics go together like hot dogs and beer.
Marc Johnson writes, lectures, and hosts a podcast on American political history. A former partner and now ‘of counsel’ toGallatin Public Affairs, a Pacific Northwest-based public affairs/issues management firm, Johnson is a former a broadcast journalist who later served as press secretary and chief of staff to four-term Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus. His writings on politics, history, and public policy have appeared in Montana: The Magazine of Western History, The Blue Review, The California Journal of Politics and Policy, The New York Times, and numerous regional publications. Johnson’s podcast and blog are at www.manythingsconsidered.com
For more information, contact Jennifer Holley at (208) 345-5346, or firstname.lastname@example.org