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Bush Sr. recalls his days at first College World Series

Updated: June 14, 2007, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

Long before George H.W. Bush stepped foot in the Oval Office, he strolled to the plate at the first College World Series.

Bush was a slick-fielding first baseman for Yale 60 years ago, when college baseball's national championship was played at Hyames Field on the campus of Western Michigan. It was a small ballpark on a picturesque hillside in Kalamazoo, Mich. -- a real-life field of dreams for college players in 1947.

"I remember going out there and thinking, 'Well, we're ...

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