2016 Presidential Candidates @ United States First Ladies
A Cosmic Baseball Game

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The opportunity for a forceful First Lady to involve herself in policy had been present from the beginning of the Republic. The Constitution left a president free to choose advisers at will, without the constraints of a parliamentary system that tied a leader tightly to a party. Chief executives rarely admitted to relying on the counsel of their wives, however, and since much of the communication between presidents and First Ladies was personal and private, it is impossible to assess precisely what role each woman played. By the late twentieth century, accounts were more plentiful. Presidents' wives often wrote books to tell their own life stories; staff members revealed what they observed about the First Family; and reporters covered the entire White House entourage in detail. (from The Role of First Lady: Martha Washington to Laura Bush - First ladies with strong impact on their husbands' presidencies

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Rosters
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2016 Candidates
Cruz, Ted
Republican Party
Secondbase
Kasich, John
Republican Party
Thirdbase
Johnson, Gary
Libertarian Party
Catcher
Clinton, Hillary
Democratic Party
Firstbase
Franku, Papa
Jewish/Christian National Party
Rightfield
Stein, Jill
Green Party
Leftfield
Sanders, Bernie
Democratic Party
Centerfield
Luckett, Anthony
Freedom Party
Shortstop
Trump, Donald
Republican Party
Pitcher
U.S. First Ladies
Harrison, Anna
9th First Lady
Secondbase
Bush, Laura
45th First Lady
Thirdbase
Hayes, Lucy
20th First Lady
Catcher
Polk, Sarah
12th First Lady
Firstbase
Pierce, Jane
15th First Lady
Rightfield
Obama, Michelle
46th First Lady
Leftfield
Lincoln, Mary
17th First Lady
Centerfield
Truman, Elizabeth
35th First Lady
Shortstop
Cleveland, Frances
25th First Lady
Pitcher

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Inn. 1: Candidates
[Starter] Cleveland
Cruz              1B         . . X
Kasich            7          . . X
Johnson           2 (Foul)   . . X
X@2:Cruz          CS 2-4     . . .
     Inn. 1: First Ladies
[Starter] Trump
Harrison          8          . . .
Bush              K          . . .
Hayes             5-3        . . .
     Inn. 2: Candidates
Clinton           5-3        . . .
Franku            K          . . .
Stein             6-3        . . .
     Inn. 2: First Ladies
Polk              7          . . .
Pierce            3UN        . . .
Obama             1B         . . X
Lincoln           5-3        . X .
     Inn. 3: Candidates
Sanders           5-3        . . .
Luckett           8          . . .
Trump             8          . . .
     Inn. 3: First Ladies
Truman            2B         . X .
Cleveland         1B         X . X
Harrison          8 SACF     . . X 1
Bush              1B         X . X
Hayes             6UN F      . . X 1
Polk              5-3        . X .
     Inn. 4: Candidates
Cruz              6-3        . . .
Kasich            1B         . . X
*SB:Kasich        SB         . X .
Johnson           5-3        . X .
Clinton           4-3        X . .
     Inn. 4: First Ladies
Pierce            E-6        . . X
Obama             7          . . X
Lincoln           K          . . X
Truman            1B         . X X
Cleveland         K          . X X
     Inn. 5: Candidates
Franku            9          . . .
Stein             7          . . .
Sanders           4          . . .
     Inn. 5: First Ladies
Harrison          3UN        . . .
Bush              7          . . .
Hayes             6-3        . . .
     Inn. 6: Candidates
Luckett           7          . . .
Trump             K          . . .
Cruz              4          . . .
     Inn. 6: First Ladies
Polk              7          . . .
Pierce            6          . . .
Obama             1B         . . X
Lincoln           K          . . X
     Inn. 7: Candidates
Kasich            6-3        . . .
Johnson           1B         . . X
Clinton           1B         . X X
Franku            8          . X X
Stein             7          . X X
     Inn. 7: First Ladies
Truman            6-3        . . .
Cleveland         1B         . . X
Harrison          1-3        . X .
Bush              6          . X .
     Inn. 8: Candidates
Sanders           6-3        . . .
Luckett           7          . . .
Trump             8          . . .
     Inn. 8: First Ladies
Hayes             7          . . .
Polk              4-3        . . .
Pierce            HR         . . . 1
Obama             K          . . .
     Inn. 9: Candidates
Cruz              6-3        . . .
Kasich            8          . . .
Johnson           2B         . X .
Clinton           Int BB     . X X
Franku            9          . X X

First Ladies WIN Game, 3-0

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Game Date March 23, 2016
Location LaFayette Park
Weather 730 Wind S 4mph
Game MCP
Most Cosmic Player
Frances Cleveland

Umpires Robert Bentley

Stuart Dunnings

Lenny Dykstra

Official Scorer Sarah Silverman
Game Announcer Lou Reed
Comments
  • This game was inspired by the rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States. Historically, the velvet underground lurks below the surface of a political campaign. The current campaign with its reference to genitalia, sexual behavior and the attractiveness of potential first ladies has moved closer to the velvet than others.
  • This game's MCP, Frances Folsom Cleveland, is the only first lady to get married in the White House. On June 2, 1886 in the Blue Room of the White House, the tall, 22-year-old Frances married the 49-year-old 22nd president of the United States and she became the 25th First Lady of the United States.
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