Box Score (#41)

“He is left-handed, perfect for first base, the edge of his foot on the bag he stretches his lanky frame for the ball that comes to him from the infield.”

George H. W. Bush (that’s him in the Yale team photo!) gets his own presidential essay. Originally published in the annual Cobalt baseball issue, and runner-up for the Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize; if I could go back in time and tell young me something not of earth-shattering importance, I’d tell me that right after I got cut from the freshmen baseball team.