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July 28, 2014

Dwight Eisenhower's Baseball Secret


Long story short, from Michael Beschloss's July 18, 2014 New York Times piece: After high school, Eisenhower secured an appointment to West Point. However, prior to entering West Point, he played baseball for money under the pseudonym Wilson, which violated West Point's honor code, but he never acknowledged doing so until after World War II, always with a request that the matter be dropped.

Up top, he's second from the right in the top row, with his Abilene [Kansas] High School baseball teammates in 1908.

July 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Didn't read the article, but I do love that picture, those faces.
It definitely needs captions.

Top row, l-r:
Hall Monitor; Babe Ruth; Overlord; Perfect Attendance

Second row, l-r:
Lawyer; Torquemada; Defendant; At sea; Thespian

Bottom row, l-r:
Hidden depths; Comedian

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 28, 2014 2:34:24 PM

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