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ARLINGTON (YOUR HOMETOWN) — There are few things more American than baseball, and our American Presidents have a deep connection to America’s favorite pastime.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU in Dallas presents “Baseball – America’s President’s – America’s Pastime” now through October 4th.

You’ll see baseball history going back to the “Green Light Letter” sent from Franklin Roosevelt to the baseball commissioner saying baseball should continue during World War II.

“It’s also a very serious way that Presidents connected with the American public through the Depression, World War II and most recently in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks when President Bush threw out the first pitch in the 2001 World Series,” said Amy Polley of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

“Baseball – America’s Presidents – America’s Pastime” runs thru October 4 at the George W Bush Presidential Center at SMU.