First Daughters @ Father Figures

A Personal Cosmic Game Report

June 17, 2001

Starting Line-Ups

First Daughters   Father Figures
1
Amy Carter
3B
  1
Robert Young
RF
2
Jenna Bush
LF
  2
Danny Thomas
1B
3
Caroline Kennedy
CF
  3
Jim Backus
C
4
Julie Nixon
1B
  4
Carl Betz
3B
5
Tricia Nixon
2B
  5
Gregory Peck
CF
6
Maureen Reagan
C
  6
Hugh Beaumont
2B
7
Barbara P. Bush
SS
  7
Ed O'Neill
LF
8
Patty Reagan
RF
  8
Fred MacMurray
SS
9
Chelsea Clinton
P
  9
Marlon Brando
P

A Personal Cosmic Game played in honor of Fathers Day 2001. This game matches real daughters of Presidents of the United States against virtual fathers as depicted in popular television shows and movies.

Baseball is frequently thought to resonate best when fathers and sons play catch or when a son is taken to his first baseball game by his dad. But baseball is also frequently a connecting point between fathers and their daughters.

Doris Kearns Goodwin (who was the official scorer of this game) is a good example of a woman who learned to love baseball from her dad:

My father loved the Brooklyn Dodgers, passed that love down to me, taught me how to keep score when I was only six years old, so that when he went to work during the day I could record for him the history of that dayís Brooklyn Dodger game. And when your dad sits with you at night for two hours and in excruciating detail you tell him every play of every inning that went on that afternoon it makes you think this baseball is a wonderful thing because itís connection with the other people thatís really at issue.
As the current wave of patriarchy wears down and erodes these seemingly trivial almost intangible connections between fathers and their children will become more important.


















Linescore




First Daughters Win, 8-6

























Boxcore














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Notes

Game Data




Homeruns   Julie Nixon, Patty Regan, Barbara P. Bush, Carl Betz, Jim Backus, Ed O'Neill
Triples   None
Doubles   Jenna Bush, Maureen Reagan
Stolen Bases   None
Caught Stealing   None
Double Plays   First Daughters-1; Father Figures-2
Errors   First Daughters-2 (Tricia Nixon, dropped ball; Barbara P. Bush, throwing error)
Left-on-Base   First Daughters-8; Father Figures-5

Game Most Cosmic Player

Julie Nixon


Julie Nixon (left) shakes Denny McLain's Hand


Umpires    Antigone, Ismene, Laius
Time   2 hours 57 minutes
Attendance    not disclosed
Weather   Cloudy, Hot, Humid, 93o F.
Official Scorer   Doris Kearns Goodwin




Simulation   118














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Personal Cosmic Game Report- First Daughters @ Father Figures
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Published: June 17, 2001
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