Happy Easter…..

And on the seventh day He rested, although if you are subscriber to His teachings, on this particular seventh day He did a bit more than that!

However, I’m still betting that Dwight Eisenhower played golf.

“Ike” was a member at Augusta National.

The Commanding General of the European Theater in World War II, Dwight David Eisenhower. 

Some interesting tidbits about the nations 34th Chief Executive.

  • When liberating the concentration camps he called for all the media to record in photos, film and writing what was found saying, “there will come a time when people will try to say this never happened.”
  • He fell in love with Gettysburg while a student at West Point in 1915 and bought a farm there in 1950. He donated it to the National Park Service in 1967 and it was opened by them in 1980.
  • The “Eisenhower Pine” is located on the 17th hole at Augusta National, approximately 210 yards from the Masters tee. The President hit the tree so many times that, at a 1956 club meeting, he proposed that it be cut down. Not wanting to offend the president, the club’s chairman, Clifford Roberts, immediately adjourned the meeting rather than reject the request. The tree still stands.

  • The 18th hole at Cherry Hills Country Club, near Denver, is named in his honor. Eisenhower was a longtime member of the club, which operated one of his favorite courses.

  • The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1977, was named after the former president.

  • In December 1999, Eisenhower was listed on Gallup’s List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.
  • In 2009, Eisenhower was named to the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category for his contributions to the sport.

And so it is on this date in Fenway Park history, April 9, 2012, Easter Sunday.

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Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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