Today we celebrate the Happy Baseball Birthday! of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, born 107 years ago today, February 12, 1809, in Kentucky.
Lincoln has always been my favorite President, and, in my opinion, also our country's greatest President.
Lincoln was also a baseball... base ball...fan, and played the game as a young man in Springfield, Illinois.
Lincoln, upon hearing of his forthcoming Republican Nomination for President in 1860, supposedly was quoted as saying...
"I am glad to hear of their coming, but they will have to wait a few minutes until I get my turn at bat."
Happy Baseball Birthday! Mr. President...PLAY BALL!