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A special message from THE PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON
April 6, 1957

At the start of the 1957 baseball season, I should like to extend my best wishes to the thousands of Americans who will be participating once again in our national game.

Wherever baseball is played—in our major league parks, in the minor leagues, on sandlots and diamonds all over our country—the game always brings out keen rivalry and good sportsmanship from players and fans alike.

I am sure that the 1957 season will be a most successful one, and that all Americans will follow with interest and enthusiasm the schedule of "the home team".

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MARK KAUFFMAN'S CAMERA RECORDS SPORT'S MOST VIVID TABLEAU—THE FIRST PITCH