Grace Coolidge: First Lady of Baseball

The Coolidge love-in continues. First Lady Grace Coolidge gets added to my list of historical people to visit once the time machine I’m building is done. She sounds like a hoot:

In November, 1948 we hear of her attending a baseball father-and-son banquet at Northampton’s Edwards Congregational Church. Philadelphia A’s righthander Joe Coleman, a Massachusetts boy, was guest speaker. Mrs. Coolidge not only kept busy by asking the most perceptive questions, she also supplied the answers. When a lad stumped the pitcher by asking if there had ever been a World Series triple play, the former First Lady whispered out to Coleman, “Bill Wambsganss, Cleveland infielder in the 1920 World Series,” recalling the famed unassisted triple-killing.

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