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May 22, 2014

Hand-on at the Hall

President Obama got more than a tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame — he got hands-on.

Some of the items he was able to touch, something most visitors to the Hall of Fame can't do, included the ball that Howard Taft threw in 1910 – the first-ever presidential opening day first pitch, FDR’s green-light letter declaring that baseball would continue during the war,  “Shoeless” Joe Jackson's shoes, Joe DiMaggio’s glove, and a World Series rings.

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